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10- ^ ^COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

2. Tuesday^floveniber 19, 1991 4:30pm 

San Francisco Art Commission Room 70 



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^^JyllNUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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Commissioners: Stanley Eichelbau.m, Daniel Genera, Rai Okamoto SAN franc^o 
Staff: Sonia Gray, Joanne Chow Winship, Jennifer Spangler eu&Lic library 

I) Director's Report (see handout) 

In addition to the Director's report, it was noted that South of Market Culture Center is 
currently being audited through the City Controllers office by request of Grants for the Arts. 
Findings may be made available by the beginning of the year. 

II) Granting Guidelines and Criteria (see handout for details) 

Due to a lack of standards, guidelines and procedures to fund programs and the inability of 
organizations and staff to effectively evaluate their programs against such standards and 
directives, criteria and methods for allocating funds and evaluating programs have been 
developed by staff. The following is a list of granting programs that will be partially 
implemented FY 91-92 and fully implemented with a review panel process for FY 92-93. 

1) Operating Grants (Hotel Tax Revenue /Grants for the Arts) 

General operating support of San Francisco based nonprofit community organizations who 
do not receive funds from Grants for the Arts and are serving the needs of underserved 
populations. Examples of allocations include: Visitation Valley Community Center; 
Hospitality House; Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, and the Sheriffs Re -Entry Art 
Program. 

2) Project Grants (POPS Revenue /Public Art Fund) 

To support specific art projects within the general scope of arts organizations and 
community organizations. The Commission welcomes request to initiate new projects, as 
well as request to strengthen or expand existing programs. Examples of allocations 
include: Hayes Valley Art Learning Center; SFAI Educational Symposium; Tenderloin 
Neighborhood Art Festival, and Neighborhood Art Collaboration (Puerta A Puerta) with 
Mission Cultural Center, Galena de la Raza and Artist Television Access. 

3) Arts In Development Grants (Grants for the Arts & Public Art Fund) 

Short term funding for technical assistance in the areas of board and staff development, 
financial management, strategic planning, marketing /public relations, outreach /audience 
development, and artistic development. Due to limited funds, during FY 91-92. this 
program will only be available to the following cultural facilities: Bay view Opera House; 
Center for African and African American Art and Culture, Chinatown Neighborhood Arts 
Program, Mission Cultural Center; and South of Market Cultural Center. 



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4) Ccniniunity Youth Development Grants (Youth Arts Fund) 
Support of cultural planning, services and partnerships that provide programs and unique 
opportunities that aide in the development of young artist. Grant categories include: 
Youth Arts Festival Grant, Cultural Center Youth Activity Grants; Social Service Youth 
Project Grants; Non-Profit Youth Art Grants; California Summer School for the Arts 
Scholarships; and Special Youth Project. Grants. 

Motion to approve Community Arts and Education granting guidelines and criteria. 
Commissioner Eichelbaum recommended motion. Vote passed unanimously. 

III) Memorandum of Understanding review process (see handout) 

Currently, all of the cultural facilities with the exception of the Center for African and 
African American Arts and Culture have expired MOUs. The Chinatown Neighborhood Art 
Program's MOU expires December 31st. The discussion focused on the length, contract 
period, review times and review criteria for the MOUs. The committee decided on a two year 
contract to be implemented on a calendar year with biannual review. The renewed MOUs 
will cover the period of January 1992 - December 1992. The review process would be 
conducted by staff with recommendations to the CA&E program committee. Final approval 
would be made by the full commission. 

Motion to approve Community Arts and Education MOU review process. 
Commissioner Eichelbaum recommended motion. Vote passed unanimously. 

IV) ArtHouse Report 

Arthouse is currently involved in tenant selection for the two Redevelopment Agency funded 
live/work units at Sixth and Minna streets. Advertising has begun for the units and an 
application and selection panel are being developed. Artists will be interviewed in 
November; selection should be mads by December; and the units are scheduled to be 
occupied February 1, 1992. In addition, a fundraising drive is beginning for corporate 
sponsorship of a Developer's Seminar and a reception to commemorate the ArtHouse five 
year anniversary in February. 

V) Turk Filmore Building 

The commission has been approached by interested parties in the commission owned Turk 
Filmore Building. Staff is currently meeting with Bureau of Architects and City Real Estate to 
determine the status and options of the building. 

VI) Committee meeting schedule and locations (see handout) 



Commission Room 70 



COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
DIRECTORS REPORT 
November 19, 1991 



1 ) Personnel 

Interviews are currently being held for the Administrative Assistant position, a 
decision will be made by early December. Interviews lor the Arts Education 
Coordination position will begin on Tuesday November 26th. We have received 
79 applicants to date and hope to have a decision by mid December. 

2) Cultural Facilities 

Meeting have been taking place between the Department of Public Works and 
the Commission staff to discuss building repair, maintenance and renovation 
processes. Art Commission capital improvement budget request were 
submitted to City Hall on November 1 3th, staff will now be working with Steve 
Nelson, staff to the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee on Art 
Commission request. Bay view Opera House received $17,700 for renovation of 
sewer system. 

3) Technical assistance meetings with cultural centers 

Staff has been meeting with the cultural center directors on a monthly basis to 
discuss development needs. Meeting are held every first Wednesday of each 
month from 3pm to 6pm at the Center for African American Arts and Culture. 
Issues of concern have included: capital improvements, building repair and 
maintenance, MOU negotiations, board and staff development, and funding. 

4) Programs in the community 

Staff is working to develop guidelines and criteria for funding programs in the 
community Currently, six programs receive funding for art programs and 
festivals. These programs are: Sheriff's Re-Entry Program; Potrero Hill 
Neighborhood House, Hospitality House; Richmond Neighborhood Community 
Center; Sunset. District Children's Program; and Visitacion Valley Community 
Center. This past summer, CA&E funded special project grants to Hayes Valley 
Art Center, Artist Television Access.; SFAI Arts Education Symposium; Bay view 
Opera House and the Mission Cultural Center. 

5) Grant© 

Community Arts and Education will be responsible for development of the 
California Arts Council State Local Grant and Hotel Tax Grant for the Arts. In an 
effort to increase funding possibilities for artist residencies, staff will be looking 
into the CAC Artist in Residency Program grants. 



COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

GRANTING GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA 
(Praft *J 11/23/91) 

OPERATING GRANTS are for general operating support of San Francisco 
based nonprofit community organizations who do not receive funds from 
Grants for the Arts and are serving the needs of underserved populations. 

WHO MAY APPLY 

• San Francisco community based nonprofit organizations that are providing 
cultural and /or artistic programs to underserved populations and /or 
special constituents; 

• San Francisco nonprofit arts organizations that are not currently receiving 
Hotel Tax Funds from Grants for the Arts; 

• San Francisco tax-exempt, 50 1(c)(3), nonprofit organizations or fiscally 
sponsored organizations; 

• Applicants must reside and produce activities in the City and County of San 
Francisco. 

• Organizations who can match allocation with cash and in -kind contribution. 
CRITERIA FOR AWARDING GRANTS 

1) Community Impact 

• Unique artistic and /or cultural contribution to the community in which 
the organization is located; 

• Whether and how effectively an identifiable community is to be served; 

• Demonstrated need for cultural and /or artistic programming in a 
specific community; 

• Community cooperation: demonstration of successful working 
relationships with one or more of the following, artists, parents, 
students, volunteers, etc; 

• Efforts to broaden community involvement either as participants or 
audience members. 



2) Management Capability 

• Evaluation of programs in relation to stated goals and mission of the 
organization; 

• History of successfully carrying out programs or the ability to carry out 
proposed activity; 



• Organizational and fiscal management: ability to carry out proposed 
activities; 

•Realistic budget for the project and the organization; 

• Strength of the organizations leadership (artist, staff and board). 

3) Project Quality 

• Qualifications, background and experience of the principal artists 
involved, 

• Impact of activities or programs on the audience /community; 

• Longevity and growth of project: is project a one time event or ongoing 
programming. 

4) Grant History 

• Has the organization successfully completed previous projects funded 
by the San Francisco Art Commission; 

• The long-term impact of previous Art Commission grants, if any, on the 
organization. 

GRANT PERIOD AND REPORTING 

• Grants are awarded for activities taking place from July 1, 199 1 to June 30, 
1992 (FY 91-92); 

• An interim site/program visit, will be held between December 1, 1991 and 
January 30, 1992 or during actual program implementation. A final report 
is due by July 30, 1992. 

• An organization that fails to submit a final report will be ineligible for 
further funding. 



• If a project or program cannot be completed within tne grant period, a 
grantee may submit a written request for an extension. The request must 
be made before the end of the grant period. 

PAYMENT 

• Successful applicants will receive ^0% of the grant allocation between 
August ISth and September 1st. following receiotof an acknowledgment 
letter, any final report forms from tiie previous year and /or an invoice 
with the organization's or fiscal sponsor's federal ID number. 

• The remaining $0% will be sent after interim site /program visit and 
receipt of an invoice with the organization's or fiscal sponsor's federal ID 
number. 

CREDIT 

• Grantees must credit the Community Arts and Education Program of the 
San Francisco Art Commission in all publications, posters and press 
releases. 



project grants are to support specinc art projects witnin tne general 
scope of arts organizations and community organizations. The Commission 
welcomes request to initiate new projects, as well as requests to strengthen 
or expand existing programs. 

AMOUNT OF GRANTS 

• Project grants may fund between S 1000 and $5000. 
WHO MAY APPLY 

• San Francisco community based nonprofit organization that is providing 
cultural and /or artistic programs to underserved populations and /or 
special constituents; 

• San Francisco tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization or fiscally 
sponsored, 

• Applicant must reside and produce activities in the City and County of San 
Francisco; 

• Organizations with a projected cash match of at least, one dollar for each 
grant dollar requested. 

CRITERIA FOR AWARDING GRANTS 

1) Community Impact 

• Unique artistic and /or cultural contribution to the community in which 
the organization is located, 

• Whether and how effectively an identifiable community is to be served, 

• Demonstrated need for cultural and /or artistic programming in specific 
community, 

• Community cooperation: demonstration of successful working 
relationships with one or more of the following, artists, parents, 
students, volunteers, etc; 

• Efforts to broaden community involvement either as participants or 
audience members. 



2) Management Capability 

• Evaluation or project in relation to stated goals ana mission or me 
organization; 

« History of successfully carrying out programs or the ability to carry out 
proposed activity, 

• Organizational and fiscal management: ability to carry out proposed 
activities; 

• Realistic budget for the project, 

• Marketing: soundness of plan and quality of materials; 

• Strength of the organizations leadership (artist, staff and board). 

3) Project Quality 

• Artistic quality, 

• Qualifications, background and experience of the principal artists 
involved; 

• Impact of activity or project on the audience /community; 

• Artistic risk: introduction of ,new or untried project. 

GRANT PERIOD AND REPORTING 

• Grants are awarded for projects taking place from July 1, 199 1 to June 30, 
1992 (FY 91-92); 

• A project visit is optional. A final report is due by July 30, 1992 or by 
completion of project. 

• An organization that fails to submit a final report will be ineligible for 
further funding 

• If the project cannot be completed within the grant period, a grantee may 
submit a written request for an extension. The request must be made 
before the end of the grant period. 






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receipt of an acknowledgment letter, any final report forms from .the. j 
previous year and /or an invoice with the organization's or fiscal sponsor's 
federal ID number. 

CREDIT 

* Grantees must credit the Community Arts and Education Program of the '■ 
San Francisco Art Commission in all publications, posters and press 
releases. 



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ARTS - IN - DEVELOPMENT GRANT provide short term funding Tor 
technical assistance in the areas of Board and Staff Development. Financial 
Management, Strategic Planning, Marketing /Public Relations, 
Outreach /Audience Development, and Artistic Development. 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

• RFPs from consultants or service providers interested in providing 
technical assistance in the above mentioned areas to the following 
organizations will be accepted, 

• Due to limited funds, only the following organizations are eligible to 
receive services: Bayview Opera House; Center for African and African 
American Art and Culture, Chinatown Neighborhood Arts Program, Mission 
Cultural Center and South of Market Cultural Center. 



AMOUNT OF GRANTS 

Amount of grant is dependent upon budget limitations, proposals received, 
scope of organization's needs, and length of service. 



CRITERIA FOR AWARDING GRANTS 

• Qualifications of the consultants or service providers; 

• Commitment of the board and staff to work with the consultant or service 
provider; 

• Consultants knowledge of the organization and /or community in which the 
organization is located; 

• Potential of the consultancy to produce measurable results or positive 
change within the organization; 

• Appropriateness of the proposal to the needs or capabilities of the 
organization, 

• Potential of the consultant, or service provider to do follow-up if needed. 



PROJECT REPORTING 

• A written final report will be required by consultant or service provider 
within thirty days of the completion of the consultancy program, 

• An evaluation by the organization of the consultant or service provider 
and consultancy program will be required within thirty days of the 
completion of the consultancy program. 

PAYMENT 

• Consultants or service providers will receive ^0% of thetotal fee upon 
receipt of three party contract (grantor, consultant/service provider, 
organization); 

• The remaining 50% will be received after thereporting process has been 
completed. 



COMMUNITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANTS are to support cultural 
planning, services and partnerships that provide programs ana unique 
opportunities that aide in the development of young artists. 

TYPES OF GRANTS 

• Youth Arts Festival Grant is allocated to one of the Bay Areas most 
unique cross cultural and family oriented events, an annual festival of San 
Francisco's young artists. The festival celebrates the performing and visual 
art talents of these artists in three school day events for students and one 
family day event. 

• Cultural Center Youth Activity Grants are available to city owned 
community /cultural centers. Activities must be held at the center's facility 
or a location within the center's community or district. 

• Social Service Youth Project Grants aie for art and cultural projects 
that meet tiie needs of special constituents, alternative schools or 
under served populations. 

• Non-Profit Youth Art Grants are allocated to non-profit art. 
organizations providing youth art activities or programs in partnership 
with a school, hospital or youth facility. 

• California Summer School for the Arts Scholarships for San 

Francisco youth from underserved communities only 

• Special Youth Project Grants are allocated to individual artists in 
partnership with a school, or community members. 

AMOUNT OF GRANTS 

Grant size is limited to budget availability. Grants not awarded in the 
current fiscal year will be given priority in thefollowing fiscal year. 

WHO MAY APPLY 

San Francisco tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, community or cultural 
centers, individual artist, which: 

• Have the local community or partner organization's support to provide 
coordination and services for the proposed program, 



• Provide services to the community and/or youth and regards these as a 
signincant part or us activities; 

• Have a projected cash match at least equal to the amount requested for 
this project, scholarship and special project categories exempt; 

• Organizations or partnerships with a paid staff person. 
CRITERIA FOR AWARDING GRANTS 

• Quality of project: clear focus, significance of project to community and 
youth; 

• Artist(s): appropriateness of artist(s) and the artist role(s) for tire project; 

• Accessibility of project to targeted populations or constituencies; 

• Planning and Evaluation: clear plans and time frame for completion; plans 
for evaluation; 

• Administration: clear management and financial accountability; 

• Evidence that the services meet an important or widespread need in the 
community; 

• Creates a new partnership or strengthens an existing one between an arts 
organization or artist and a school, hospital, youth facility, etc, which could 
offer a model of cooperative working relationships; 

• Reaches out to new constituencies or manifests innovation in community 
youth development; 

• Scholarships will be awarded to selected California State Summer School 
for the Arts participants. 



GRANT PERIOD AND REPORTING 

• Grants are awarded for projects taking place from July 1, 1991 to June 30, 
1992 (FT 91-92), 



• A project visit will be held at a prearranged time. An interim report is 
due 2 weeks after midpoint or project time line. A rinal report is due by 
July 30, 1992 or by completion of project. 

• An organization that fails to submit a final report will be ineligible for 
further funding. 

• If the project cannot be completed within the grant period, a grantee may 
submit a written request for an extension. The request, must be made 
before the end of the grant period. 

PAYMENT 

• Successful applicants will receive 75$ of the grant allocation following 
receipt of a contract, any final report forms from the previous year and /or 
an invoice with the organization's or fiscal sponsor's federal ID number. 

• The remaining 2 5$ will be paid after receipt of the interim report, 
CREDIT 

• Grantees must credit the Community Arts and Education Program of the 
San Francisco Art Commission in all publications, posters and press 
releases. 



COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 

REVIEW PROCESS 

Expired MOU's: 

Bay view Opera House July 6, 1967 - July 31, 1968 

Mission Cultural Center Sept. 6, 1939 - June 30, 1990 

South of Market July 1, 1969 - June 30, 1991 

Chinatown's MOU will expire in December 1991. July 1, 1990 - Dec. 31, 1991 



1) Length of MOU's: two year contracts 

2) Contract period, calendar year 

3) Review process: biannually 

4) Items for review: (as stated in current MOU's) 
Mission. Bay view, SOMAR 

a) Funding - quarterly financial reports and annual report 

b) Personnel - one full time employee to conduct building maintenance and one 
employee responsible for bookkeeping and reports. 

c) Policies and program schedule - quarterly programming reports and a program plan 

outlined in by-laws. 

d) Insurance requirement - Workman's Compensation; Comprehensive General 
Liability; Single Limit Bodily Injury and Property Damage; for SOMAR - additional 
Comprehensive General Liability and Comprehensive Automobile Liability 
Insurance . 

e) Crediting - "In partnership with the SF Arts Commission /Community Arts and 
Education Program" 

f ) Right to access and possession - public safety emergency access and facilities repair 

and maintenance and renovation responsibilities. 

g) Building occupancy - assembly occupancy as detailed by city code, 
h) MOU negotiation process - three months before the date of renewal. 

Chinatown 

a) Term of space use - community room; south gallery; auditorium, other center 
spaces. 

b) Role of CNAP Director 

c) Co-operation of calendar - the Foundation and program 

5) Additional items for review: 

a) Board by-lav/s and articles of incorporation 

b) Board and staff development process 

c) Community /membership review or annual meeting 



City and County 
of San Francisco 




COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE 



25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



Tuesday, January 21, 1992 4:30pm 
San Francisco Art Commission Room 70 



Tuesday, March 17, 1992 4:30pm 

Bayview Opera House 4705 Third Street (415) 824-0386 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Heaty 

John Krlken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Dm 

Amalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 



Tuesday, May 19, 1992 4:30pm 

Center for African & African American Arts and Culture 

762 Fulton Street (415) 928-8546 

Tuesday, July 21, 1992 4 : 30pm 

South of Market Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street (415) 552-2131 

Tuesday, September 15, 1992 4:30pm 

Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission Street (415) 821-1155 

Tuesday, November 17, 1992 4:30pm 

Chinatown NAP 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor (415) 957-1146 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Ubrary Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnshlp 



'ROGRAMS 

Xrts Festivals 

^Mc Art Collection 

3Mc Design Review 

Neighborhood Arts 

>OPS Symphony Concerts 

'ubllc Art Program 

Street Artists Licenses 



kite 430 

itate-Local Partnership 

115-554-9677 

XrtHouse 

115-554-9679 



Xrts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
115-554-9682 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, January 21, 1991.4:30pm 

San Francisco Art Commission Room 70A 



AGENDA 



DOCUfAgNTS DEPT. 

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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC; ' »^RARV 



1 ) Art House 

a) Update on the Sixth Street Project 

b) Developers' seminar 

2) Director's report 

3) MOU Process 

4) Capital Improvement 

5) Bureau of Building Repair 

6) Turk. /Fillmore Building 



Next meeting date: Tuesday March 17, 1992 4:30pm 
Bay view Opera House 



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Tuesday, January 21, 1992 4:30 pm 
V2JI93 San Francisco Art Commission Room 70A 

MINUTES 
Present 

Commissioners: Stanley Eichelbaurn, Genny Lim 

Stall: Sonia Gray, Jessica Richter, Anna Scott, Jennifer Spangler 

Meeting called to order by Commissioner. Eichelbaurn 4:45pm. 

1 ) ArtHouse Report, Jennifer Spangler 

Update on the 6th Street Live /Work. Project : construction has begun, artists selections have 

been made and will be moving into the units by March 15th. The artists selected currently 

live in the Tenderloin. 
Developers' Seminar : the seminar for developers of live work space is underway, interest is 

great, invitations will be in the mail by Feb. Sth. The focus of the seminar is to educate the 

real estate community about live/work space for artist. 

2) Director's Report, Sonia Gray 

Introduction of CA&E staff : Jessica Richter, Arts Education Coordinator, is surveying local arts 
organizations for information on arts education activities locally and developing program 
options for FY 92-93 Anna Scott, Administrative Assistant, explained the repair and 
maintenance system she developed and is now using for reporting and tracking cultural 
centers' facility problems. Anna is looking into the possibility of a Calendar /Newsletter to 
facilitate events between the Cultural Centers and Programs in the Community. 

Cultural Centers Execu ti ve Dir ectors meeting: Soma met with the Cultural Centers Executive 

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Directors on. 1/6/92 to discuss strategies for the new vear. Presentations were made by 
the San Francisco Fair and Yerba Buena Gardens to discuss the possibilities for 
collaborations and resources that could be provided by Yerba Buena for the centers. Maya 
Rath informed the centers of the POPS and the possibility of submitting proposals/bids for 
decorations. 

A Technical Assistance pilot program for the cultural centers will be implemented March 1 - 
June 30. CA&E will be working with Circuit Network, a non-profit management a^encv, to 
implement the TA program. Initial focus areas will be Board, financial, and staff 
development. 

Hazard Materials Permits will be required for all city owned facilities beginning FY 92-93 
All cultural centers have undergone inspections and will be required through the Arts 
Commission to secure permits. The Dept. of Public Health has sponsored a seminar and 
developed a guide for all city departments in preparing for the permit. The permit will 
have to be secured by the Commission for our facilities. Dept. of Public Health has 
estimated a cost of $ 1 1,000 for Art Commission permits. 

Site visits a re now being conducted with organizations that are funded through the CA&E 
program. This will give the Commission an opportunity to establish a relationship with the 
local arts community and to assess the types of programs funded. Final reports will also be 
requested of the programs so that CA&E can review how funds are being spent. 

The Costume Bank, w ill be moving from CAAAC back to its original home in SOMAR. The 
move should be completed bv March 3 1 • 



3) MOU 

CA&E staff is currently reviewing MOUs for Bay view, Chinatown, SOIvIAR and Mission. Staff 
anticipates having the review completed by Feb. 1992. 

SQMAR. Ms. Gray has been meeting extensively with SOMAR staff. Currently they have no 
executive director and have formed a management committee of five staff members. The 
Board of Directors of SOMAR. have been very unresponsive to the staff and CA&E. The staff 
has recommended that the Board seek new members in order to begin to provide 
leadership and guidance to the center that has been long over due and needed Grants for 
the Arts has requested, initiated and completed an audit of SOMAR "s financial situation by 
the City Auditor's Office. Based on the audit, it is clear that the current Board is unable to 
effectively oversee actions of the center. Commissioner Urn suggested that the stafi 
reevaluate the Board and seek new members. CA&E is supporting SOMAR staff in their 
actions to recruit new board members. Ms. Gray is recommending that the Commission not 
renew the MOU with the current Board of SOMAR. The CA&E Program Committee of the 
Commission supports this action. 

Bayview . The Board needs a long term plan for improving the Opera House programming 
and assistance in financial development of the organization. They are willing to work with 
CAx&E staff using the Technical Assistance program to develop an action plan for 
organization stabilization . 

CAAAC . Since the signing of the lease, staff has been extremely impressed with the new 
Board. They have been financially supportive of the Center and have contributed 
extensively to funding needs.. The resident companies of CAAAC have created an executive 
council that is represented on the Board. The Board is very responsive to CA&E and 
conducts peer reviews and retreats every six months. 

MCC . Has just completed board recruitment with the majority of new members 
representative of the community in the Mission District. They have begun board 
development and will continue through the Technical Assistance program. 

Master Plan & MOU . According to Com. Eichelbaum, the Master Plan was the original plan 
developed by the Bureau of Architects in 1962 specifying how the buildings should be 
renovated in order for thern to function as cultural centers. This document is deficient as it 
is merely a bundle of blue prints and contains no budgetary or scheduling information or 
impact studies. Whenever funds are allocated for capital projects, Bureau of x^rchitects 
works from these blue prints without taking into consideration actual needs of the Cultural 
centers. The cultural centers would like to review the eighth article of the MOU as it refers 
to the Master Plan. 

4) Capital Improvement (see attached) 

Staff has submitted the capital improvement budget to Capital Improvement Advisory 
Committee staff for review. Priority projects for 92-93 include CAAAC roof, MCC bathroom 
facility, and misc. facilities maintenance funds. Total budget request for 92-9.3 is 
$1,091,000. 

j) Bureau of Building Repair (see attached) 

CA&E staff meet with BBR staff to discuss what repair issues the Bureau could handle and 
what the Commission is responsible for. Funding types and priority repairs were reviewed 
and are explained in the attached documents. See BBR and CAE meeting 1/7/92 and DPW 
facilities maintenance budget. 



6) Turk /Fillmore Building (see attached) 

This vacant, damaged building ic awned by CA&E. Initially it was viewed ac a potential 

cultural center. As trie cost for restoring this building is greater than the funds CA&E has, 
and considering that the current cultural centers are all in need of major renovation work, 
Sonia Gray, Director of CA&E has proposed that it be sold or that the City enter into a joint 
venture with a private investor .in order to generate money to repair the other buildings. A 
walk through of the site is scheduled for Friday, January 24 at 3pn"i. Commissioners are 
invited to attend. 

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 4:30 pm at the Bayview Opera House. 

Meeting adjourned at j.jjpm by Commissioner Eichelbaurn 



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Bureau of Building Repair and 
Community Arts and Education Meeting 
January 7, 1992 
excerpts of meeting notes 

FUNDING TYPES 

1) Facilities Maintenance Funds are available through BBR. These are strictly 
emergency funds and routine repairs This money is "shared" between the 

2 SO city facilities maintained by the BBR. 

a) BBR has allotted each cultural center approximately $2S,000 

b) These monies are neither charged against CA&E nor Art 

Commission Budgets. 

c) This fund covers only Priorities 0-1. (see "Document A") 

2) Capital Projects Funding is done through the Capital Improvements 
Advisory Committee. These are primarily capital improvement projects. 

a) BBR provides estimates of cost for project to be approved 

b) These monies are made available through the CA&E budget 

c) This type of funding covers major projects and renovations. 

3) Maintenance and Repair Funds are funded through Capital Improvement 
Advisory Committee. Funds are budgeted through CA&E and work ordered 
to to BBR. These funds may be used for Priorities 2- 4. (see "Document A").. 

a) If a proposed project deemed priority 2, 3, or 4 ... 

1 ) BBR provides formal estimate 

2) CA&E reviews estimates; if approved, a work order is cut 

3) Work order is approved through controller's office and may take up 

to six weeks 

4) Approved funds are then transferred to BBR 
j) BBR drafts schedule of proposed repairs 

b) Total funds may be work ordered to BBR at the beginning of each fiscal 
year to avoid time delay in projects. 

4) Supplemental Appropriation Funding is a re -prioritization of an existing 
budget in order to fund a project of Priority 2-4 for which original Capital 
Improvement or Maintenance and Repair funding was denied. 

a) These funds need to be approved by the Board of Supervisors 

b) The funds would be made available through budget cuts 

and trade-offs (i.e. other projects for which funding has been 
previously approved.) 



Bureau of Building Repair and 
Community Arts and Education Meeting 
January 7, 1992 
excerpts of meeting notes 



BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES 

*In the past each cultural center has called directly to BBR for all repairs and 

improvements. 
♦This has created confusion and budget, problems for CA&E which is 

responsible for authorizing funds for all services falling under 

Priorities 2-4 which were provided by BBR. 
♦Effective January 9, 1992 Anna Scott, Administrative Assistant to Soma 

Gray, will be the liason between the cultural centers and BBR. 
*AU repair requests should be reported to Anna who will document the call, 

confer with Sonia Gray, and then act accordingly. 
These new procedures will facilitate programming with construction, to best 

serve the constituents of each center (For example, the MCC 

experienced major programming disruption when a project originated 

by the Bureau of x^rchitects was not discussed between the involved 

parties). 
*New procedures will also alert CA&E to structural problems that may 

require the allocations of Capital Improvement and /or Maintenance 

and Repair funds, such as the continual leaky roof at CAAAC. 

SPECIFIC BUILDING PROBLEMS 

The Center for African and African-American Art and Culture 

The Roof 

*This roof has caused continual problems for the center and has been 

repaired several times. 
*At one time, the roof was improperly repaired, leaving only one side 

with adequate drainage. 
*BBR has determined that continual patchwork to the roof is inefficient 

structurally and suggests that the roof be replaced entirely. 

*They estimated that partial roof replacement would cost $ 12 1,500. 
*A new roofing system would cost $250,000. 
^Currently, BBR is working on an estimate for alternative plans for 
temporary repair until funds can be located for a new roof. 

The Dance Floor 

*A new dance floor has been requested and designed by Kola Thomas 



Bureau of Building Repair and 
Community Arts and Education Meeting 
January 7, 1092 
excerpts of meeting notes 

*As this is a Priority 3 project, funds must be found by CA&E to pay for 

the floor. 
*Until funds are available, work cannot begin. 

Bayview Opera House 

Sewer System 

♦Funds have been allocated for this capital project. 

*CA&E has work ordered funds to BBR. 

*As soon as funds are approved, BBR will propose a time line of 

construction to CA&E and Bayview. 
♦Once the time line is approved by CA&E, work will begin. 

Mission Cultural Center 

Security and Fire Alarm Systems 
* Systems has a recurring problem. 
*BBR will continue to monitor systems until problem is solved 

South of Market Cultural Center 

Building Code Violations 

♦Various problems have occurred due to a lack of general renovation 

prior to building occupancy by the staff. 
♦Capital Improvements funds are currently being requested for building 
repair. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 
Bureau of Building Repair 

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE BUDGET 
1991-92 225 Public Bu ildings 

Due to reduced funding for several years, public building maintenance has 
been deferred drastically and the physical plant requires larger outlays 
for breakdowns and emergency repairs. This leaves very few resources for 
routine "day-to-day" maintenance. 

Explanation of Prioritie s 

"0" priority is for day-to-day planned routine and emergency repairs. 
Specific repair project classified as "essential" are designated as 
priorities 1 through 4 . Priorities 5 through 8 represent the same kind of 
work but are classified as "desirable" should funding be available. 



PRIORITY "0" - 



PRIORITY "1" - 



PRIORITY "2" - 



PRIORITY "3" - 



PRIORITY "4" - 



Planned Routine and Emergency Repairs. This includes 
planned work such as annual inspection and servicing of 
boilers, pressure vessels, pumps, motors, fans, compres- 
sors, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, etc., 
requiring periodic inspection and overhaul. Routine is 
the unanticipated, but necessary routine repairs of 
building components, such as relamping, plumbing, stoppages 
and leaks, vandalism repairs, locks and re-keying, repairs 
to walls, ceilings, floor finishes, doors, windows, cabi- 
nets, etc. Emergency work is that required for the pro- 
tection of life or property or for the continuance of a 
vital City service. 

Health and Safety. Work concerning matters of life, 

health and safety, including CAL/OSHA, fire, health, t 

housing and building code violations. 

Preservation of Property Values. This category includes a 
wide variety of work necessary to preserve buildings and 
structures to forestall additional deterioration, such as 
roof and gutter repairs, waterproofing, exterior painting 
for corrosion protection; repairs to the basic plant utili-^ 
ties, such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing and sewage 
systems. 

Increase in Efficiency. Minor alterations or improvements 
for more effecient operation of offices, such as additional 
electrical or telephone outlets, bulletin boards, shelving, 
etc. 

Appearances and Modernization. This includes a variety of 
work necessary to maintain the apperance of public build- 
ings, mainly consisting of interior painting. 



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LANDMARKS FRESFhVATIOH ADVIDOKY BOAhU 
Final Case Heport - Approved March 1, 19?H 



MAWKKT UVitKBT ItAlLWAY 
SU J 'STATION 



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Owner: City and County of 
bnn Francisco 
(Municipal Kail way) 

Location: 1100 Fillmoro Street 
Southeast corner of 
Fillmore K Turk Streets 



STATEMENT OF 
SIGNIFICANCE 






HISTOUY 



The Turk and J''illmoro substation 
first and one of the largest of 1; 
built neor the turn of the contur 
railroads of Son Franc i.sco were c 
trie power. It in now one of the 
street railway nuhctntiono still 
wo til; urn America (Small wood, White 
Son Francisco , I'V/l.), b\it this fu 
ceupc. The structure, a hand come 
brick and sondBtone architecture 
throuph the nnrthnunkn and firo o 
essential in making thi> Fillmore 
first to he put back into service 



wan one of the 
he substations 
y when the street 
onverted to olec- 

last old time 
in regular use in 

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notion will noon 

example of the 
of the time, stood 
f 1'JOf), and war. 
Street line the 



In .lf J f>7 the Market Street n'oi Irons company wus eo- 
Unbl lnhoa, which built, in ban Francisco the urst 
street railway on the i"aci I tc (Joast. The original 
tor-m of power usea was steulu, but this was replaced 
by the horse m JhbH. In IfibU tlio Kail road became 
the Market Street Cable n'oiiwiy company, whereupon 
mueri ol' it wen converted to cable power. In 1H91 
tiie first electric railway in Snn Francisco (,the 
S.in I'lnncisco and San Mateo nail road Company) was 
established, and a few months later the Metropoli- 
tan hni Lroad Company became the second electric 
railway. In 1M93 most of the street rnilwny lines 
in San Francisco were consolidated into the original 
Market Street l>ailwa,y Company, which absorbed the 
rietropol i tan K'nilroad a yew later O^9'0i und be- 
pian the conversion of runny of its lines to electric 
power. In 190?' the various street railroads were 
np;uin consolidated into the United Railroads of San 
L'r-ancisco, which continued the conversion to elec- 
tric power'. 

An ;'3rt of tine conversion, plans were made by the 
original Market Street Railway lor- the 'lurk and 
I*' i i J more subnLation, and its construction may hove 
bi.-fiin as well. However, it nppoaio that the United 
liaj.lrosds tinished construction of the substation 
Ln IVOi-". This date in subject to some uncertainity 
since many records were lost in the lire of 1906, 
and existing lni'ormation is unclear and sometimes 
contradictory. Charles Sma.1 iwood , Ln while Front 
cars of San t'lanctscu , 1 »// 1 
built in ltVjt>. Thic in not 



, states t. nil c it was 
substantial. ed by other 
enco, However. The substation does not appear 
he 1S'.>9 Cnnborn Mops of the City but it does 
ar on tlio banoorn Maps updated to late 390!), 
eating that it won bunt between those years. 



ev in 

on 1. 

appe 

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ether sources, while not precisely verily inp; the 

1 90. : 

SUfX 



. date, do, nevertheless, cixcumstantially 
jest that year as ihe date of conetmction. 



LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD 



MARKET STREET RAILWAY 

SUBSTATION 
Page 2 



HISTORY: 

(Continued) 



No information is available regarding the architect 
of the substation. 

The Turk and Fillmore substation converted 12,000 
volts AC current received from the North Beach 
Power House to 559 .'volts DC, which was supplied 
to all the lines north of Market Street, and to the 
Geneva and Millbrae substations. The capacity of 
the substation was maximized in 1910 to 9,000 
kilowatts, which was provided by six G.E. 10-pole, 
1500 kilowatt, 300 rpm, 600 volt compound-wound 
rotary converters ana eighteen air-blast transformers 
One of the converter sets was removed in 1925. 
These sets, oddly, were not owned by the Market 
Street Railway, or by United Railroads but by PG&E 
and its predecessors. 

The substation survived the 1906 earthquake and 
fire, and was instrumental in making the Fillmore 
Street line the first to be put back into service. 
The neighborhood then developed into a thriving 
business center. 

In 1907 a small addition was made to the rear (east 
end) of the substation. 

In 1921 United Railroads was taken over by the 
second Market Street Railway, the last of the great 
privately owned street railways, which existed 
until 19^4, when the citizenry of San Francisco 
voted to merge it into the Municipal Railway. The 
Turk and Fillmore substation has been operated by 
Muni ever since, and is one of the last old time 
street railway substations still in regular use in 
western America (Smallwood 1971). It presently 
supplies power to Muni trolley coaches in the 
western part of the City, but this function v/ill 
soon be transferred to a new substation now being 
constructed at Sutter and Fillmore Streets, and the 
Turk and Fillmore substation will be declared surplus. 



.^CHITECTURE: 



The substation is constructed of red brick and 
reinforced concrete, with sandstone trim. It 
measures 152.75 feet by 50 feet. There are two 
floors; the first floor measures 120.8 feet by L \^> 
feet, with a ten foot ceiling. The maid floor 
measures 140.8 feet by 4-5 feet, with a thirty foot 
ceiling at the apex. The windows are double-hung. 
The eleven main floor windows on the west (two) and 
north (nine) sides, which are slightly recessed, are 
a tall rectangular shape, with a semicircular sun- 
burst pattern window and brick arch on top of each. 
The main entrance on the west end is similarly capped 
by a larger sunburst design window and brick arch. 
The eleven first floor windows, directly below the 
main floor windows, are a standard rectangular 
shape. Two horizontal pro acting brick courses also 
run along these two sides. One separates the first 
and main floors; the other continues the line between 
the sunburst and rectangular sections of the main 
floor windows. There are three main floor windows 
on the east end. Two are rectangular witli a flatter 
brick arch over each; the third (over the rear 
entrance) is also rectangular but is the only main 
floor window without an arch. There are no windows or 
other adornments on the south side, since it originally 



LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD 



ARCHITECTURE: 
(Continued) 



SURROUNDING LAND 
USE AND ZONING: 



RESEARCH: 



MARKET STREET RAILWAY 

SUBSTATION 
Page 3 



ford another building. This building was sub- 
sequently replaced by the existing park. The 
peaked roof is supported by steel trusses at 
about 40 degree angles, and contains a skylight 
running lengthwise along part of the peak. Near 
the peak on the walls at each end are several 
louvered ventilators. 

The property is zoned C-2 (Community Business 
District) and is in a 50-X Height and Bulk 
District. Adjacent land uses reflect the zoning 
and are a mixture of commercial and residential 
uses. A landscaped area for public use adjoins 
the building on the south. 

The research for and writing of the report was 
done by Garth Casaday. 



no ,305 



1~) City and County 
'^ of SaaFfOnclsco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

Son Francisco, C A 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



MAYOR 

Frank Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara SMar 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Bchelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Um 

Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

Dodie Rosekrant 



JPECIAL MEETING OF THE 
COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM COMMITTEE 
Monday .^terch 2, 1992 3-4pm 
?rancisea Art Commission Room 70 



San Franc 



GENDA 



^ANCISCO 



Approval of the following items: 

1) Arts Education granting program guidelines 

2) Technical Assistance program implementation 

3) Youth Arts Development Grants allocation 

4) Asian American Arts Congress support 



REGULAR MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1992 4:30pm 
LOCATION: BAYVIEW OPERA HOUSE 4705 THIRD STREET (415) 824-0386 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Whshlp 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
CMc Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArlHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




;i1y and County 
>f San Francisco 




K10 305 



5 Van Ness Avenue 

ulte 240 

an Francisco. CA 94102 

115) 554-9671 

4X# 621-3868 



tAYOR 

rank Jordan 



OMMISSIONERS 

arbara Sklar 
esldent 

ancy Boas 
ce President 

arnon Alley 

anley Elchelbaum 

anlel Genera 

nne Healy 

>hn Kriken 

jbert F. LaRocca 

enny Um 

malla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

al Y. Okamoto 

odle Rosekrans 



(OFFICIO MEMBERS 

esldents of the 
ie Arts Museum 
"jrary Commission, 
annlng Commission, 
screatlon and Park 
ommission 



RECTOR OF 
JLTURAL AFFAIRS 
)anne Chow Winshlp 



IOGRAMS 

ts Festivals 

vie Art Collection 

vie Design Review 

sighborhood Arts 

5PS Symphony Concerts 

ibllc Art Program 

eet Artists Licenses 



Ite 430 

ate-Local Partnership 

5-554-9677 

tHouse 

5-554-9679 



^COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
Program Committee Special Meeting 
Tuesday, Marct* 2, 1 992 3 : oopm 
San Franciscc^rf^Befnmission Room 70A 



sai 



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Present 



^^JVUNUTES poCUMENTS 

Dornrn iss io ners : S ta n ley E ic he Iba um, Gen ny L im, Ama I ia Mesa- Ba ins || j\| [ \ Q Wl 

Staff: Sonia B. Gray, Anna Scott, 

Public: Richard Reineccius, Arts Democratic Club san F RAtl ^.p V 

Meeting called to order by Commissioner Eichelbaum 3:20 pm. 






1) Arts Education granting program 

Panelist of Peer Review Committee: The I iterary arts after sc hoc I program vvi 1 1 be a p i lot 
program funded through the three year NEA grant. Sonia Gray presented a working list of 
names for a peer review panel. All commissioners agreed that there should be cornm unity- 
based writers on the panel. The composition of the panel will remain the same. Commissioners 
made suggestions of possible panelists. 

Guidelines: The guidelines were developed based on previous discussions by members of the 
Community Arts h Education Program Committee and an assessment of the field by Arts 
Education Consultant, Jessica Richter. Prior discussion focused on the role or the Arts 
Commission in Arts Ed. - should the Commission be active in the school system, and/or in the 
community, or operate more as an advocate for Arts Ed. and a conduit of information between 
various entities in the field. It was decided to open this particular grant to the entire field on a 
competitive basis, rather than allow only the Cultural Centers to participate. Total budget for this 
grant is $35,000. Grants will be from $1 ,000 to as much as $9,000. Commissioners requested 
more time to review the guidelines and absorb the focus of the project. 

Motion to approve, in principle, the Literary Arts Community Pi lot Grant re view pa net 
categories, proposal guidelines and grant application form, withholding distribution of 
guidelines for further review by Community Arts and Education Committee approval. 

2) Technical Assistance Program 

Description: Circuit Network, a non-profit arts management and development organization, has 
proposed to implement a technical assistance program for the cultural centers. The consultancy 
program will provide short term and follow up assistance to the Mission Cultural Center, 
Bay view Opera House, South of Market Cultural Center, Chinatown Neighborhood Arts 
Program, and the Center for African and African American Arts and Culture. The program will 
initially be implemented for a four month period with follow up provided on an as needed basis. 
Technical assistance will be provided in the areas of board and staff development, financial 
management, strategic planning, marketing and public relations, outreach and audience 
development, and artistic development. 



- ts Commission Gallery 
: 5 Grove Street 
• 5-554-9682 




Procedure: 1) The centers will complete an in-depth needs assessment survey. 2) Circuit Network 
reviews surveys and holds an initial consultation with the centers board and staff members; 3) 
Circuit puts out a call for proposals to consultants and/or service providers based on the needs 
assessment survey.; 4) Circuit matches consultants (one-on-one) with the centers based on the 
individual centers criteria and needs; 5) consultant works with the center in the identified area for 
a four mo nth period. 

Discussion: Commissioner Mesa- Bains requested to see the completed surveys. Richard 
Reineccius asked whether or not this project had gone out for bidding. Commissioners have 
agreed to hold on this motion until they have contacted the City Attorney to ascertain whether or 
not this needs to go out to bid.. 

Motion to approve financial support up to $40,000 to Circuit Network to provide technical 
assistance to the Mission Cultural Center, South of Market Cultural Center, Bay view Opera 
House, the Center for African and African American Art and Culture, and Chinatown 
Neighborhood Arts Program. 

3) Asian American Arts Congress: 

Description: The first ever consortia of Asian artists has coordinated an Asian American Arts 
conference., to address the issue of cultural equity in their community and the state of California. 
Kulinfcang Arts has submitted to the Arts Commission a proposal for support of the congress in the 
form of $1 0,000. Upon reviewing the proposal Sonia Gray, Director of Community Arts and 
Education recommended that the proposal be funded at no more than $3,000 If approved, the 
proposal would be funded through the Special Fund of the Friends account. 

Discussion: Comm. Eichelbaum felt that the group might be too narrow, citing the difficulty he had 
with a proposal for a literary award for a Gay/Lesbian writing caucus. Comm. Urn pointed out that 
the issues are very different in this instance as it is 1) not an award, 2) was not solicited or crafted 
by the Commission, 3) it encompasses all types of art, not just literary, 3) a grant to offeetthe 
operating costs of the conference. Comm. Mesa-Bains added that if they decide to support this 
proposal, a procedure or commitment should be established to fund small congresses such as 
this. The Commission may on a case by case basis respond to funding proposals of this sort and 
would not establish a new grant category. 

Motion to approve financial support up to $3,000 for the Asian American Arts Congress 92, as a 
first effort in providing support for collaborative dialogues within culturally diverse communities. 

The Arts Democratic Club representative, Richard Reineccius asked to be heard at this point. So 
acknowledged, Richard Reineccius stated that the Arts Democratic Club was shocked to hear that the 
Finance Committee of the Arts Commission was considering eliminating the line item from the General 
Fund that pays for the light, heat , and power of the cultural centers. He informed the Commissioners 
that at their last meeting, the Arts Democratic club members passed a resolution in support of the 
cultural centers which they will be sending to the Arts Commission. Mr. Reineccius offered the help of 
the Arts Democratic club if the Commissioners needed it in order to save this portion of the budget. 



4) Toutn Arts Development Grants allocation 

A ! iocatio n recomme ndatio n rev ie w: The Commissioners reviewed the proposed funding for this 
cycle. Comm. Mesa-Bains questioned the disparity in funding amounts. Citing examples, Sonia 
Gray explained that the grant recommendations reflect the amount requested in each proposal. 
Commissioners were enthusiastic about the projects. 

Motion to approve the following organizations for funding (FY 91 -92) from the Youth Arts Fund and 
Public Arts Fund: 

I. Project Grants 

a) Te nderlo i n Festiva I $ 3, 

b) Potrero Hill Festival $3,000 

c) Richmond Children's Fair $3,000 

d) Chinatown NAP Festival $3,250 

II. Community Youth Development Grants 

a) Youth Arts Festival $1 0,000 

b) Ca I iforn ia S ummer S c hoo I for the Arts $ 3, 

c) Cultural Centers Youth Activities 

1 . Bayview Opera House $5,000 

2. Center for African & African American $5,000 

Art and Culture 

d) Social Service Youth Project 

Hospitality House $4,000 

e) Special Youth Project 

Cleveland Elementary School &. Terry Bowser $785 
f)Non-Profit Youth Arts 

1 . Wajumbe Cultural Institution $5,000 

2. Cultural Odyssey $5,000 

3. Earth Drama Lab $3,000 

Meeting adjourned by Commissioner Eichelbaum 4:20 pm 

S ubm itted by : Approved by : 



Anna Scott Sonia B. Gray 

Administrative Assistant Director 

Comm u n ity Arts a nd Ed ucatio n Comm u n ity Arts a nd Ed ucatio n 



City and County 
of San^ranclsco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

(415)554-9671 

FAX #621-3868 



A 70, 305 

"^S^COMMONITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 
Tuesday, MarchJL7, 1992 4:30pm 

Location: Bayview Opera House 4705 Third Street 824-0386 



MAYOR 

Frank Jordan 

COMMISSIONERS 

Barbara Sklar 

President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

John Kriken 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Llm 

Amalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

Dodie Rosekrans 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



P* 



END A 



Danny Glover will present Bayview with a check from the Gala 
Benefit for the Bayview Opera House 



1) Approval of the following item; 

Youth Arts Development Grants allocation 

2) Discussion: 

Capital Improvement Report for FY 92-93 

3) Presentation: 

Bayview Opera House Board and Staff 






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SAU PRAN 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NEXT MEETING DATE: Tuesday, May 19, 1992 4:30pm 

LOCATION: Center for African and African American Art & Cultures 
762 Fulton Street 928-8546 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winshlp 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Neighborhood Arts 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 
Street Artists Licenses 



Suite 430 

State-Local Partnership 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 




COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM 
GRANT ALLOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS 



Recommended organizationsfor funding FY 91-92 

Community Youth Development Grants are funded through the Youth 
Arts Fund. 

A) Social Service Youth Project 

Collaboration between San Francisco Sheriff's Re-Entry Art 
Program, The Center for African and African American Arts 
and Culture, Milestones - a SF homeless parolee resident 
center, and artists Rhodessa Jones, Kim Anno and Calvin 
"Kaleo" Chin. $7000 to provide exploration workshops for 
ex-offenders and their children. Projects will include: 
visual arts, masks making, and improvisational theater 
utilizing photography, video, oral history, storytelling, 
singing, myth making, and journal writing. 

Action: Motion to approve the San Francisco Sheriff's Re-Entry 
Art Program for $7000 to implement a collaborative 
project with the Center for African and African American 
Arts and Culture, Milestones, Rhodessa Jones, Kim Anno 
and Calvin "Kaleo" Chin to provide exploration workshops 
for ex-offenders and their children. 




CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE 



Rudolf Nothenberg 

Chief Administrative Officer and Chair 

Capital Improvement Advisory Committee 



Members 

Raymond J. Baxter, Ph.D. 
Director of Health 

Mary Bums 

General Manager 

of Recreation & Park Department 

Anthony DcLucchl 
Director of Property 

Thomas J. Elzcy 
General Manager 
of Public Utilities 

Richard Evans 
Director of Public Works 

Edward Harrington 
Controller 

Michael Huerta 
Port Director 

Mr. Dean Macrts 
Director of Planning 

Louis A.Tunpcn 
Director of Airports 

Calvin Malonc 
Secretary, CIAC 






iV<«t 







MEMORANDUM 



March 10, 1992 

TO: All Departments, 



Boards and Commissions 



FROM: Steve Nelson, CIAC Staff Director -^ 
SUBJECT: Phase B Capital Reports 



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Attached to this memo are two reports. The first 
report, printed on regular bond paper, is a recap of 
your department's capital budget request for FY 1992- 
93. The second report, printed on computer paper, is 
the same information, reflects the information entered 
into BPREP, the City's budget system. 

For departments supported by the General Fund, the LOW 
BUDGET column on both reports reflects the amount 
approved by the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee 
(CIAC) for submission to the Mayor's Office. (Please 
be advised that the Mayor's Office requested a low 
budget for the General Fund Capital Program which 
reflected a 10% reduction from the FY 1991-92 budget) . 



For departments supported by their own revenue, 
BUDGET column reflects the amount that these 
departments wish to fund. 



the LOW 



For all departments, the HIGH REQUEST column reflects 
the amount that either the department or Public Works 
feels is required to perform that part of the project 
requested in FY 1992-93. 

Please review these reports for the following: 

1 . Make sure that the Index Code being used for your 
projects is correct. If it is not, please note 
that directly on the report. 



2. Compare the first and second report, making sure 

that the amounts in the two columns are consistent 
on the two reports. 

Please return the reports no later than March 20, 1992. 



CIAC, Room 289, City Hall. San Francisco, CA 94102 
Telephone (415) 554-4851 



3/10/92 REPORT 1500 Page 15 

DEPARTMENT: 28 ART COMMISSION 
FG/FUND: 01/001 GENERAL FUND 
INDEX CODE: 330217 

208/01 VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MONUMENT REHABILITATION. 
210/01 EXTERIOR REPAIRS 
211/01 VARIOUS REPAIRS 
221/01 VARIOUS REPAIRS 
222/01 VARIOUS REPAIRS 

225/01 VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MISC. FACILITIES MAINTENANCE PROJ. 
231/01 VARIOUS REPAIRS 

310/01 VARIOUS CULTURAL CENTERS, FLOOR REPAIRS (FCM) 
316/01 ELECTRICAL ANO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS REPLACEMENT/AOOITIONS 
317/01 VARIOUS CULTURAL CENTERS, EXTERIOR PRESERVATION (FCM) 
340/01 SOM CULTURAL CENTER, EAST WALL, WATERPROOFING 
344/01 155 GROVE ST., PARAPET REPAIR (FCM) 
345/01 VARIOUS CENTER, MODIFY HEATING SYSTEMS 



FG/FUND: 01/005 GENERAL FUND-PROJECT 

INDEX CODE: 330464 

322/01 MISC FACILITIES MAINTENANCE CULTURAL CENTERS 150.000 

401/01 UESTERN ADD. CULTURAL CENTER. REPLACE ROOF (FCM) 121,500 






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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
Program Committee Meeting 
)\ll\ 6 i& Tuesday/March 17, 1992 4:30pm 

' Bay view Opera House 



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MINUTES 



Present 

Commissioners: Stanley Eichelbaum, RaiOkamoto, Daniel Genera 

Stan: Soma B. Gray, Anna Scott. 

Public: Richard Reineccius, Arts Democratic Club; Gail Reid, Steve Cohen. Scott Madison.. 

Rocheiie Frazier- Bayview Opera House, Mr. &Mrs. Edgar Gavorra 

Meeting called to order by Commissioner Eichelbaum 5:15 pm. 

Danny Glover was unable to attend the meeting to present a check from the Paris Connections 
benefit. Vanqaurd will mail it to the Bayview Opera House. 

2) Discussion (item 1 was postponed until a quorum was achieved) 

Capital Improvement Report for FY 92-93. Sonia Gray, presenter -- The four Cultural 
Centers are in dire need of major renovation. The Capital Improvement Advisory 
Committee has already met and recommended to the Mayor a 1 0% cut in funding to all 
projects based on last year's figures. CA&E was recommended for $0 for the upcoming 
f isca I year. S teve Ne Iso n, staff perso n to the AdY isory Cornrn ittee , wi 1 1 dove top a n impact 
report on the result of zero funding to various agencies which will include a section on the 
Arts Commission. The Arts Commission will aggressively educate 1) its Budget Analyst, 2) 
the Mayor's Budget Director. The only moneyallocated for capital improvement was for 
Bay view's sewer repair, a carry-forward from FY 1 991-92 Ms Gray recommends to the 
committee that 1) an advisory committee be formed to revisit the Master Plan. The plan is 
not current nor does it reflect the needs and actual usage of the building; 2) The advisor;/ 
committee would consist of architects, contractors, artists, and community members that 
could that could devise a comprehensive plan and make recommendations to the 
Commission, the Mayor's office, and the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee 
concerning the needs of cultural art spaces; 3) The Arts Commission look for alternative 
funding sources such as the Redevelopment Agency, or a Bond Initiative. SOMAR and 
Turk/Fillmore both received bond money for wheelchair accessibility Since the 
Turk/Fillmore station is currently dilapidated and there is no plan to use it, CA&E is 
requesting that the bond money be transferred to another building that is in use. 
(Commissioner Daniel Genera arrived at 5:30 pm - quorum) 

General Fund Cute : The Mayor has requested of all city agencies and departments a 1 % 
budget cut from the General Fund for FY 92-93. Although the General Fund is only one 
source of revenue for the Commission, it is the most stab- le. Once items are cut from it, it is 
almost impossible to have them reinstated. The Arts Commission Finance Committee 
submitted to the Mayor's office various scenarios for the 1 0% cut and a scenario for a 4% 
cut. The following items were submitted as cuts: 

1 ) Office space on the fourth floor at 25 Van Ness Avenue 

2) Heat, licjhtand power bills for the Cultural Centers and the Art Commission Gallery 
3'i Staff Positions 



4) Remaining program funds 

The Commission strongly urged the Mayor in an attached cover letter to consider the 4% 
budget cut scenario as the Commission could not meet its city mandated obligations with a 
cut larger than that. The Finance Committee recommended paying for light heat, and 
power from the Pops revenue (Public Art Fund). Utilizing the Public Art Fund for this 
expenditure will mean a decrease in funding for special projects, it was brought to the 
attention of the Community Arts and Education Program Committee by Kola Thomas, 
Facility Administrator of the Center for African and African American Art and Culture, that 
refusal to pay for light , heat and power of his facility would be a serious breech of contract 
as their 20 year lease clearly states that the Arts Commission would be responsible for 
those items for three years after the signing of the lease (for the record, he read a prepared 
statement to the Commissioners, see document A). In light of this, the Committee decided 
to have the Finance Committee review their decision to consider the light, heat and power 
of the Cultural center's as a possible cut. Comm. Eichelbaum made a motion to re- 
examine the light, heat, and power budget cut from the General Fund based on a possible 
breech of contract with the Cultural Centers. 

Motion to present to the Full Commission at its next meeting the impact of its proposed cut 
of the Light, Heat and Power to the Cultural Centers to see" if the proposal can be re- 
ope ned for re-exarn i natio n . ado pt ed 

It was suggested to the Committee that they began to investigate legislation to assure that 
the Cultural Centers receive an assured percentage of the Hotel tax Fund for building and 
facility maintenance. The Arts Democratic Club presented a letter in dissent with the ' 
proposed cut to the Cultural Center (see document B). 

Public Presentation by Edgar Gavoma about graffiti prevention in the Mission. For several 
years he's worked with youth in the neighborhood about graffiti. In the near future he 
would like to present a program that he~has developed to the Committee. Ms. Gray 
informed him about the Mayors Graffiti Task Force, and Richard Reineccius suggested the 
Mayor's Task Force on the "Mission. His project involves murals and public interest artist?? 
so he was given information on the Planning Commission as well. 

1) Approval of 2 Items 

A. Description: Social Service Youth Project: Collaboration between San Francisco 
Sheriff's Re- Entry Art Program, Center for African and African American Art and Culture, 
Milestones - a San Francisco Homeless parolee resident center, and artists Rhodessa 
Jones, Kirn Anno, and Calvin "Kaleo" Chin. $7,000 to provide exploration workshops for 
ex-offenders and their children. Projects will include: visual arts, mask making, and 
irnprovisational theatre utilizing photography, Yideo, oral history, storytelling, singing, myth 
mak i ng, a nd jo urna I writi ng . 

Discussion: The funding for this Sheriff's Re-Entry project will come from this eurrentyears 
budget. It was suggested that a description of this project be included with the budget c ut 
submission to the Mayor so that he may see the types of programs that rely on Arts 
Commission funding. The specific project is a continuation of the Medea Project; a 
successful drama therapy workshop and performance taught and directed by Rhodessa 
Jones. This continuation would take place at the Center for African and African American 
Art and Culture, and Milestones. 



Motion to approve the San Francisco Sheriffs Re-entry Art Program for $7,000 to 
implement a collaborative project with the Center for African and African American Art and 
Culture, Milestones, with artists Rhodessa Jones, Kim Anno, and Calvin "Kaleo" Chin to 
provide exploration workshops for ex-offenders and their children, (adopted) 

B. Description: The Turk/Fillmore building has bond money, $1 8,000, that is not being used. 
The Director of CA&E suggests that the money be redistributed to another center for 
improvements. 

Discussion : Currently CA&E is examining options for the Turk/ Fillmore building. Since the 
building is not being used and is in need of excessive repairs and there are no plans for 
future use, one option would be to sell it. Reineccius warned that the Real Estate office is 
u nder no ob I igatio n to return the mo ney from the sa le of the b u i Id i ng to CA&E . S o n ia 
Gray explained that if the department has not submitted a plan for the use of the money 
then there is a possibility for use by other departments. Normally, the funds would go to a 
trust fund established in the name of the Art Commission. 

Motion to approve redistribution of the Turk/Fillmore Bond money of $1 8,000 to another 
cultural facility to be used for capital improvements as approved by the Bureau of 
Architects (ADOPTED) 

3) Presentation: Bayyiew Opera House 

Steve Cohen, Bayyiew Board Member, began the presentation with a report on the status of 
a recording studio that was donated to the Opera House by the Grateful Dead. Currently 
Wild Sanctuary Communications and Brilliant Studios are helping draw up a plan for 
installment, staffing, and funding. The studio will be available to the constituents of all the 
cultural centers, and the Board will welcome joint projects proposals from other Cultural 
Centers. They hope to have the studio ready in the next few months, (presentation was 
halted to wait for another Board member) 

Richard Reineccius asked for the support of the Theater Project Rodrigo Re is. to be located 
at what is currently the York, at York and 24th Street. The York will provide space for 
drama and performance groups in the Mission. It currently sears; 923, but that will be cur 
down to allow for stage expansion. 

Motion to support , in principle, the establishment in the York theatre at 24th and York 
streets a collaborative multicultural theatre space, to be known as Theatre Project Rodrigo 
Re is in the Mission District. (ADOPTED) 

Gail Reid presented 3 artists who have helped curate shows and develop programming for 
audience participation in art for the Opera House; Carol Henry of Salad Bar. Andre Reft, 
Andre CisnerosofTailersern Fronteras. 

Soma Gray commended the Bay view Opera House Board of Directors for developing their 
compliance documents in such a short period of time. The information submitted was 
extremely thorough, well put together, and excellent. She publicly congratulated thern for 
a job well done. " 



Meeting adjourned by Commissioner Eichelbaum 6:55 prn 



Submitted by: 



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Anna Scott 

Adm i n istrati ve Ass ista nt 

Community Arts and Education 



Sonia B. Gray 
Director 

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CENTER FOR AFRICAN & AFRICAN AMERICAN ART & CULTURE 



March 17, 1992 

To: Hon. Commissioners 
SF Arts Commission 

Fr: Center for African & African American Art & Culture 

UTILITIES 

Hon. Commissioners, we at the Center for African & African American 
Art & Culture wish to implore you individually and collectively to 
rescind your decision to recommend to the Mayor of San Francisco, 
to cut 10% of the budget and to ask Cultural Centers to now pay 
their own utilities bills. 

Any step in this direction will certainly mean a great reduction in 
program offerings and a sure cut in staff positions. It will also 
mean the Cultural Centers cannot offer such services that are the 
main- stay of the community. 

We are strongly opposed to the 10% cut in the budget and vigorously 
urge you to seek other areas to effect those cuts. While other 
cultural centers have a year-to-year and at best a two-year 
Memorandum of Understanding with the City, the case of our Center - 
the Center for African And African American Art & Culture is 
different. We have a 20-year Lease which provide that the City will 
be responsible for utilities bills for the first two years of our 
operation. Any attempt to proceed with the recommendations as is, 
will definitely constitute a most devastating breach of contract on 
the part of the City. 

There are six major viable organizations in our Center offering 
programs that benefit children and youth. The cut will certainly 
mean that Center cannot open for the duration which will make it 
possible for the organizations to continue offering their programs. 
If the resolution is not rescinded, it will have an adverse effect, 
not only on the Centers operation, but also on the children and 
youth themselves who will now have the perfect opportunity to roam 
the street and become members of gangs etc. 

We urge you reverse yourselves on this issue. You will be doing 
yourselves a whole lot of good and certainly the community will 
derive tremendous benefit from such an action. We so plead. 




Kola Thome 

for: CAAAC Board and Member Organizations 



762 Fulton Street . Sin Francisco . CA 94102 . Tel: (415) 928-8546 



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March 16, 1992 

MS Joanne chow Winship, Executive Director 

San Francisco ArtB Commission 

25 Van Ness 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

Dear MS Kinships 

The Arts Democratic Club has directed me to express the concern of its 
membership regarding budget cuts to neighborhood cultural centers, Art 
House, and street Artists administration. While we understand the 
Mayor's request for 10% cuts across the board, it is our understanding 
that these cuts were to be made without reduction of services. It 
seems to us that given the high level of public contact for the street 
artiste office and Art House, moving them to Inadequate offices to 
manage that dally flow of foot traffic will have an extremely negative 
impact on their ability to deliver vital services to the city's 
artists. 

The elimination of funding for the cultural center's utilities are 
perhaps the unkindest cuts of all. These centers are of vital 
importance to the neighborhood children and adults who would otherwise 
have no access to arts activities of any kind. The cultural centers 
are vital to our local Individual artists who teach and exhibit there 
and to the many performing groups who perform there. With your 
re-granting program to local individual artists for after-school, and 
community activities about to begin, it would seem that the health of 
these centers would become more Important to the Commission. 

The cuts in combination with what appears to be bad public process 
undermines our trust in the Arts Commission. There was no prior 
public notice and discussion at the commission was virtually 
non-existent. There should have been some solicitation of ideas and 
approaches to the budget problem from the arts community prior to the 
decision to pass the Commission's budget on to the Mayor's office. We 
are concerned that this process might set a precedent for future 
budget discussions. Such precedent would be truly unacceptable. 



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we believe that it would be beneficial to set up a meeting with you 
and our Executive committee. We regret not having done so prior to 
this, however with our commitments to the last election and your 
recent arrival in San Francisco, time was extremely limited. Our 
President, Brenda Berlin will be contacting you to set up a meeting at 
your earliest convenience. 

We look forward to working with you in the future. 

irs, 





Dino Di Donato 
Corresponding Secretary 

cc Sonia Gray 
Commissioners 






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T V Program Committee Meeting ru^cl^RY 

£0- Tuesdag, ffaip9, 1992 4:30 pm 

ImU^ San Francisco Art Commission Suite 70 



MINUTES 
Present //// 

Commissioners: Stanley Eichelbaum, Raj Qkamoto, Daniel Genera, Genny Lim 
Staff: Sonia B. Gray, Anna Scott, Ann Wettrich, Joanne Chow Winship, Jennifer Spangler 
Public: Spencer Moon, Cornelius Moore, Linda Gibson of Realize Vour Energy; Sharon Bliss, 
Mission Cultural Center 

Meeting called to order by Commissioner Eichelbaum 4:40 pm. 

Ann Wettrich, the new Arts Education Coordinator was introduced to the Committee. She 
outlined her past experiences and future proposals for the direction of art education for 
the Commission. 

1) Arts Education (item 1 was postponed until a quorum was achieved) 

a) Policy discussion: Priority of goals in Grants Program : Joanne Chow Win ship lead 
this discussion. What are the goals and the focus of this pilot grant program? Are 
we focusing on at risk youth, underserved communities and/or districts, quality of 
artists, efficiency of sponsoring organization, quality of project, and/or what will 
be learned? Is the idea to get something happening in a certain district regardless 
of the quality of the proposal or is it quality regardless of district? There will be a 
peer review panel, but the Art Commission needs to give them policy guidelines by 
which to judge the proposals. Comm. Lim offered that representation of culturally 
diverse communities and density of children to be served be factors in deciding 
funding in a certain district that is in need. Comm. Eichelbaum asked if talent were 
going to be a factor at all. Ms. Winship replied that part of the panel process will be 
to determine if the artist is not only qualified to carry out the project but also 
capable of working in a certain community. To sum up, the challenges the 
Commission may be facing with policy for panel review are to balance the age-old 
dichotomy of access vs. excellence. 

b) Approval of potential panel members: Based on categories for composition of the 
panel that were approved in the last committee meeting, and taking into 
considerations the recommendations the Commissioners made at that meeting, here 
are the potential panelists for the peer review panel for the Literary Arts Pilot 
Grant were presented. The panel will be comprised of five members one from each 
of the following categories: EDUCATOR/ARTIST; ARTIST/ART COMMISSIONER; YOUTH 
SERVING ORGANIZATION; LARGE ART ORGANIZATION, MEDIUM/SMALL ART 
ORGANIZATION. To assure that there will be five panelists during the review 

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session, alternates for each category were identified. Approval of the list ami 
suggestions for other possible panelists were requested. Commissioner Eichelbaum 
interjected that it seemed that the Commissioners had the right to sit on the panel 
if they so chose. It was pointed out that in the last meeting it was decided by vote 
to approve Comm. Urn as the artist and Art Commission liaison to the panel. 
Commissioner Genera moved to approve the list. Commissioner Okamoto seconds 

Motion to approve potential panelist for the Literary Art Pilot Grant Program:. 

Christine Hiroshima, Program Consultant, Dept. of Integration SFUSD 

Devorah Major, Poet /Teacher, CA Poets in the School 

Genny Urn, San Francisco Art Commissioner 

Verdell Martin, Youth Counselor, Muni Graffiti Prevention Program 

Kristen Bachler, Delinquency Prevention, Commission Director 

Lorraine Lampkin, Recreation & Park Teen Program 

Lois Gordon, Arts Education Director, Fine Arts Museum 

Sylvia Mullally-Aguirre, Exploratorium 

Katharine Haar, Director, Small Press Traffic 

Rene Yanez, Mexican Museum 

Ishmal Reed, Pen Oakland 

John Oliver -Simon, Poet /Bilingual Teacher 

ADOPTED 

c) Discussion: Leadership Forum: J essica Richter, former Art Education Coordinator, 
determined that a forum for issues in Art Education would be a good project of the 
Art Commission. Ann Wettrich offered background information. This project comes 
out of the San Francisco Education Fund, from the offices of Meg Madden of Music in 
the Schools to be facilitated by Warren Newman. The implementation for this 
program would be problematic unless the leadership buys into it Music in the 
Schools has done most of the footwork, with grant applications in to the Haas 
foundation. The involvement of the Commission would equalize the point of view 
represented, ensuring that artist are not excluded from the process and that the 
scope of arts education discussions ranges beyond the classroom, strengthening and 
making arts education more visible. Commissioner Okamoto wanted to know how 
this project would be publicized and what its actual impact in the community 
would be. Ann V/ettrich explained that the process has been very inclusive of a 
coalition or people working in the arts education field, all of whom nave experience 
and connections in the various components of the art education community. 
Commissioners will be updated as information is received. 

2) ArtHouGO 

Jennifer Spangler made this presentation. Last week ArtHouse hosted its grand 
opening of its first live/work spaces on Sixth Street in the Tenderloin. The opening 
was quite successful and has received a lot of press. The project was a joint 
venture with the Redevelopment Agency. 



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Effective May 29, 1992 ArtHouse will be located at Fort Mason in the offices of 
California Lawyers for the Arts. This move was necessary due to Art Commission 
budget cuts. Given the current situation, it is conceivable that ArtHouse could go in 
several new directions -- it could become the sole project of the CLA, ending the 
partnership with the Art Commission and applying for a yearly grant from the Art 
Commission; it could spin off from both parent organizations and become a separate 
entity; or it could remain in its current situation. This information is meant as only 
an update. Winship attended a long range planning session of the California Lawyers 
for the Arts which focused on ArtHouse where these issues were examined During 
the Art Commission's long-range planning process, these issues will also be 
discussed at length. Presently, the logistics of the move and what that will mean to 
the daily running of ArtHouse is of great importance. The chain of command, 
programmatic requirements at the Commission, and possible salary issues will all 
be discussed. All the Commissioners expressed concern over the possibility of 
losing the ArtHouse program, as it is a very viable and visible program in the 
community and the art v/orld. They all requested to be kept abreast of any further 
developments in the long-range planning process 

(Director Winship left the meeting after this item) 

3) Presentation: Realize Your Energy 

Spencer (loon, Cornelius Moore, and Linda Gibson made a presentation to the 
Committee about a conference they have organized entitled, "Available Visions: 
Improving Distributions of Independent African American Film/Video." This is an 
invitation only conference that has received grants to provide working papers with 
concrete three year plan for improving the distribution of film and video in non- 
theatrical markets produced by African American videographers ami film makers 
Ms. Gibson defined non-theatrical as schools, libraries, community groups, and 
exhibitors. The conference will happen outside of San Francisco, but there is a large 
reception planned in conjunction with the Film Arts Foundation to introduce the 
conference participants to the Bay Area Media Community Realize '/our Energy 
requested $7, OOO from the Commission for their project. Comrn. Lim expressed 
concern over the fact that the conference is invitation only and wanted to know how 
the planners will include the excluded individuals* opinions in the working papers 
The planners responded by stating their survey plans for those individuals 
interested in the conference but ineligible to participate. Their views will be 
expressed in a separate portion of the papers based on these surveys. There will be 
a total of 31 participants in the conference, 5 of whom are from San Francisco The 
conference will take place July 24-26, 1992. It was discussed that the project not 
be recommended at full level given the invitation only status and its location 
outside of San Francisco, but the Committee did feel that the project was worthy of 
a smaller grant and recommended a $2, 000 grant amount. Commissioner ukamoto 
moved that the "Available Visions: Improving distribution ot Independent African 
American Film/Video Conference" be funded at an amount not to exceed $2,000. 
Seconded by Commissioner Genera. 

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Review of notion to approve "Available Visions: improving distribution of 

Independent African American Film/ Video Conference" from the Community Art & 
Education Special Fund at an amount not to exceed $2,000. 

4) Cultural Centers Facilities Development 

Advisory Task Force: Last Monday there was a tour with Roger Boas, former CAO of 
the City and A.B. Spell man program director of Expansion Arts at the NEA of the 
cultural centers" facilities. CA&E staff have envisioned a Task: Force that would 
review the current Master Plan for renovation of the Cultural centers, taking into 
consideration the programmatic needs of each organization. Soma asked for 
suggestions for members of the Task Force. Comm. Okarnoto suggested Dick Evans 
as he has recently retired from DPW. The task Force would function as an advocate 
for Capital Improvements of the centers, identifying alternative funding for 
renovations, and establishing necessary political connections within the City's 
political infrastructure. Jennifer Spangler from ArtHouse will be directly involved 
with the task force, bringing her expertise on building codes and art space usage to 
the table. It was decided that the committee liaison to the task force should be 
Commissioner Okarnoto, pending City attorney approval that it will not be a conflict 
of interests for him to sit on the task force as he is currently involved as a 
contractor with The Planning Commission. The task force composition will be ready 
for Committee approval at the next meeting. 

5) Cultural Centers Update 

Mission just finished an extended run of Cherrie Moraga's play "Heroes and Saints " 

The current exhibition in their gallery is "Beyond Volcanoes," which will come down 

on Saturday in time for a special Gay Pride Month juried exhibition. 
Bayview Opera House has completed its exhibition of "We Built The Pyramids," an 

exhibition focused on inventions of African Americans. 
SOMAR is currently developing its new Board of Directors and expects to vote in new 

members soon. They are not looking for a new executive director, opting to keep 

their current management committee configuration. Instead they hope to budget in 

an administrative position. 
CAAAC will host its first Annual Malcolm X Dinner and Awards Ceremony this evening 

after the Committee meeting. 
The Youth Arts festival was a great success, the Palace of the Legion of Honor lending 

its charm to the gala night openings. 
Chinatown had a fabulous exhibit of Mongolian Artists according to Commissioner 

Eichelbaurn, who was in attendance that evening. He was greatly impressed by 

director Julie Cheung's work. 
Circuit Network has met with all the centers. The Technical Assessments nave been 

completed and filed. RFQ's will go out this month to consultants who will begin 

work with the centers in mid-June. 



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6) Multicultural Survey and Report 

This was a 2 1/2 year project culminating in the printing of a brochure and report 
that will be made available to those Commissioners wishing a copy. The 
participating organizations are very pleased with the brochure and have begun using 
them in their grant applications and fundraising efforts. 

7) Youth Arts Fund Allocations 

Motion to approve the following organizations for funding: 

Go Productions, $2500, to execute a multi-disciplinary Summer Youth Program 

in the Western Addition Area of San Francisco. 
Stanford Jazz Workshop, $3050, a San Francisco based non-profit 

organization, to provide underserved San Franciscan youth (ages 12-17) with 

scholarships to this surnmer"s Jazz Workshop Training Program at Stanford 

UnivQrsity. 
Balmy Street Youth Project Mural, $2500, to provide project director's fees 
BES Children's Educational Theater Company, $4000 to start a summer 

young adults* in the arts training program. 

7) Chinatown Programming (this item added after meeting) 

Motion to approve Chinatown NAP operating expenses in the amount of $4897 from 
the Hotel Tax Fund for community cultural programming during FY 91/92 . 



Meeting adjourned by Commissioner Eichelbaum 6:30 pm 




Submitted by: 

Soma B. Gray 

Director 

Community Arts and Education 

May 22, 1992 



Approved by: 



Joanne Chow Winship 
Director Cultural Affairs 
San Francisco Art Commission 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION AUQ %& ]^ 

^ Program Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, August 18, 1992 <t:30 p.m. £ AA< Efi/HMw-^u 

San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70A 

y MINUTES 

Present : 

Commissioners: Stanley Eichelbaum, Rai Okamoto, Genny Lim, 

Nancy Boas. Staff: Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Tenia McNeil, 

Jennifer Spang ler, Kathleen Lane. Public: Christina Sab Ian, 

Richard Reineccies of SOMAR Cultural Center, Kola Thomas of 

CAAAC. 

Meeting called to order by Commissioner Eichelbaum at 4:30 

p.m. 

1) Art Week '92 

Presentation of Art Week purpose and goals: Staff presented 
current Art Week plans to the Committee. Sponsored by 
NALAA, Art Week is a nation— wide celebration during the week 
of September 20-26 , 1992. The theme this year is, "Lifelong 
Learning Through the Arts," with the ultimate goal to 
leverage future political support in Congress for NEA 
funding. The Art Commission is bringing media attention to 
the arts community in San Francisco by publicizing several 
special events planned during this week. McNeil discussed 
h i g h 1 i g h t s o f t h e k i c k — o f f r ec ep t i on at Mo sc o ne Cen ter , 
which will give recognition to Hung Lui's public art 
commission, Mark Adam's installation, and the 15 Literary 
Ar t s P i J. o t Grant r&c. i p i en ts . 

Motion moved by Commissioner Boas. 
Second by Commissioner Okamoto. 

Motion Adopted, resolved that the San Francisco Art 
Commission congratulate the 1992 Literary Arts Community 
Pilot Grant recipients for demonstrating outstanding arts 
education programming, and recognize them at the kick—off 
reception for National Art Week on September 21, 1992» The 
following organizations will receive resolutions: 

♦Ac c i o n La t i na 

♦American Conservatory Theater 

♦Brava! Women in the Arts 

♦California Poets in the Schools 

♦Centra 1 City Hospitality House 

#Cu 1 tural Odyssey 

* G o P r o d u c t i o n s 

♦KMTP TV/32 

* L a r k i n Street Youth Cente r 

♦Listen to Our Children/Listen to Our Eiders 

♦Potrero Hill Neighborhood House 



* P r e c i t a E y e s M u r a 1 C e n t e r 

♦Renaissance Technical Training Institute 

# S m a 1 1 P r e s s Traffic 

*V i 5 i t a I; i o n Va .1 1 ey Commun i t y Center 



2) 25th Anniversary of Community Programming 

Discussion of 25th Anniversary Celebration Planning: Staff 
led the discussion concerning preliminary plans for 1993 
celebration of 25 years of community cultural /art programs, 
asking for Committee recommendations. Staff also discussed 
P r e 1 i m i n a r y w o r k o n a b r o c h u r e highlighting c o m m u n i t y 
p r o g r a m s . J a n u a r y will target t h e k i c k — o f f of the 
celebration year. Meeting turned to Richard Reineccies to 
discuss role of Verba Buena in 25th Anniversary. Reineccies 
introduced idea of Yerba Buena acting as unifying force in 
this 25th year of celebrating arts all over the city. Yerba 
Buena could highlight Cultural Center activities, including 
organizations that were born from Neighborhood Arts(i.e. 
Intersection, Asian-American Theatre Company, etc.) in 
cultural exchange programs with the culmination being Yerba 
Buena ' s official opening, October 1993. Commissioner Lim 
suggested a series of events, all unified under 25th 
celebration concept. Commissioners discussed several 
possibilities for specific events. Spangler suggested 
utilizing this opportunity to place ourselves in the public 
eye, with Reineccies adding that this should be a 
springboard for future planning. 

3) Information on Cultural Centers 

There is a project underway to remove the old facade of the 
Mission Cultural Center and replace it with a new one. In 
the process, it was discovered that the building is not 
zoned correctly to have multiple signage displayed on the 
front of the building. The new facade has three banners and 
neon name lights. All city-owned buildings should be zoned 
under "Public P," which provides less restrictive signage 
requirements. Staff will meet with City Planning to 
research rezoning possibilities. 

Cultural Center Tour, September 21, 1992: Plans were 
presented for the Cultural Center tour for a guest, Amo 
Borncamp , from the Netherlands. Staff talked about plans to 
invite members of the Board of Supervisors, DPW , Planning 
Commissioners, and Center for the Arts. Gray extended the 
invitation to any Commissioner to join the tour. 

4) Presentation: ArtHouse 

Slide Presentation by Jennifer Spangler: Spangler presented 
slides of 6th Street Project for those Commissioners who did 
not attend the opening. The project is a renovation of an 



old residential hotel into six new live-work spaces for 
Art Ho use t o utilise. 

5) New Business 

Discussion of Turk and Fillmore substation: Commissioner 

Boas asked about the value of the property to the Commission 
and what ar& the possibilities of use. Commissioner Okamoto 
responded that the facility, on corner of Turk and Fillmore, 
is in need of $5 million in renovations. Commissioner Boas 
suggested the Commission be kept aware of developments 
concerning all possibilities for this project. Staff will 
research the possibilities and then bring it to the 
Committee for further discussion. 

Meeting adjourned by Commissioner Eichelbaum 6:30 p.m. 



Submitted by: 



Approved by: ,. 



Sonia Ef . Gray 

Director 

Community Arts & Education 




Joanne Chow Winship 
Director of Cultural Affairs 
San Francisco Art Commission 



August 19, 1991 



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Program Committee Meeting OCT 01 1992 

Tuesday, September 15, 1992 A: 30 p.m. 

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Present s 

Commissioners s Benny Lim, Daniel Genera, Nanc::y Boati, Staffs 

J o a n n e C h o w W ins h i p , Sonia Gray, A n n W e 1 1 r i. e h , J enni f er 

3 p a v i g I e r , K a t h r y n B ell. P u b 1 i c s Geo r g e R e n z - S M A R , C o lira d 

01: antoto BOMAR. 

Meeting was call ed to order by Commissioner Lim at 5:00 p.m. 

1) National Art Week Update 

5 1 a f f u p d a t e d C o mm i 1 1 e e o n p r o g r e s s o f N a t i a n a 1 A it Wee k 
celebration, including sharing press information that has 
been distributed on local, state, and national levels. The 
response from the press has been favorable with co cei j in 
severs 1 n e w s p a p e t s , a n d t h r e e d i f f eve n t r a d i o i n t er ■■, i e w s 
with Art Commission staff members. Staff also discussed 
final preparations and schedule of speakers for the Hung I u.i 
reception on September 81, at Moscone Center- 

S) ArtHouse Update 

Jennifer Sp angler presented information regarding the 
Hunter's Point Shipyard Arts Conference., scheduled for 

c t o b e r BA ., S p a r ig 1 e r also m e n t i o n e d t h ere are s e v e r a 1 

s c I "i o 1 a i " s 1 1 i p s a v a i I a b .'!. e f b r i. n ( J i v i d u a 1 s w a n t i ng t o a 1 1 e i i d the 

c o i"i f e i " e i \ c. e . 

3; Introduction of New Administrative Assistant 

Sonia Bray introduced Kathryn Bel J , the new administrat i . ve 
assistant for the Community Arts and Education pi ogram., to 
the Committee. Kathryn is a graduate of HiJunbolc.it State 
University and worked previously for the Commission as an 

intern for CAE and the gallery. 

A) Discussion and approval of the Community Arts and 
Education budget for 1992-93 fiscal year. 

A. Staff presented the Community Arts arid Education 
program budget. Staff outlined budget revenues already 
a p p r o v e d b y t h e C o m m i s s i o n , i.e. gene r a 1 f u n d , P u b I i c i : -i r t s 
Fund, Youth Arts Fund. Also discussed were Community Arts 
future funding concerns with budget cuts,. Committee membei s 
all stressed the need to find alternative ways to fund our 
programs , including grants and increased hotel tax funds, 
Staff asked for a resolution from the Committee to ip| 
e x p e i "i s e a 1 1 o c a t i o n s f o r n e i g h b o r h o o d f e s t i v a 1 s .. 



Motion moved by Commissioner Boas 
Second by Commissioner Genera 

Motion to approve, expenditures of $16,850 from the 
Community Arts and Education, Public Art Fund for bhe 
f o I. J o w i v i g II e i q I") b o r h o o d f e stivals; 

1 „ T e n d e r loin F r e s t i v a 1 — $3,85 

S . P o t r 8 r o ! -I ill F e s t i. v a 1 - - * 3 , S 5 

3 . R i. c h i n o n d C h i 1 d r e n ' s Fax r - - $3,2 5 

4 . V i s i t a c i o n v" a 1 1 ey Fest i v a 1 — $3 , 2 5 < I 

5 - C h i vi a t o w n C o mmu n i t y A r t s F e s t i v a 1 $ 3 „ E 5 



B » S t a f f r e q u e s t e d a s e c o n d r e s o 1 u t i o n t o a p p r o v e 
e ) : p e n d :i. t u r e s o f (3 r ants f o r t h e Arts/ H o b e 1 T a :•: a s p r e s e n b ei I 
on the budget „ 

M o t i o n in o v e d b y C o m m i ss i o n e r B o a s 
Sec: o n d b y C o m m i. s s i o n e r G e n e r a 



Motion to approve, expenditures of $98,000 from GFTA for 
f oil o w i n g o r g a n i ••: a t i o n s : 



the 



1 . C h i n a t o w n C o m m u n i t y A r t s P r o g r a m ■ $ 6 

2 . V i s i t ac i o n V a I 1 e y C o m m u n i t y C e n t e r — ' J. ; 1 8 , 5 
3- Sunset-- Par k side Education Commi ttee — $4 ,[500 
>'\- » Richmond District Community Center — $11, ,000 
5. Central City Hospitality House — * 18, 500 

6 . P o t r e i • o Hill Neighbor h o o d l-l o use- - * I 5 , 00 

7. Sheriff's Re-Entry Art Program— $18,500 



Meeting adjourned by Commissioner Lam at 5:55 p»m 

Minutes submitted for Minute's approved by 

approva 1 by : 





Sonia B. Gray 
D i rec tor , CAE 




J o a n n e C h o w W i n s I > i p 

D i r e c t o r o f C u 1 1 u \ i I A f f a i r s 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, October 20, 1992 *+ : 30 pm 

San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70A 



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GENDA 



PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts & Education? 
POPS Symphony Concerts 
Public Art Program 

3, 



Suite 430 

Street Artists Licenses 

415-554-9677 

ArtHouse 

415-554-9679 



Introduction/Orientation of Program 
a. Cultural Centers 

25th Anniversary of Community Arts and Education 

Eco Rap Proposal 
a. Motion to approve Eco Rap Youth Festival funding of 
$5000 from Youth Arts Fund. 

Facilities Condition 



Arts Commission Gallery 
155 Grove Street 
415-554-9682 



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10 V^Mot %uesday, October SO, 1992, 4:30 pm 

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Present: Starr Joanne (.'how Ulinship, Bonis Gi ' a\ . Am 

Uettrich, Jenr.ifer Bp angler., Kathryn Bell . L-onfmittee 
Members— Genny Lim, Terri Simon, Alons:o King, Ra 01 aitioto, 
Guei t &■■••■ R oc : he? 3. Le F racier., Chair .:> f EJay\ i. ew Opei a House Hoard 
and Leonard Pitt of Eco -Rap, 

I offir.i i ss .7 oner Lim csl I ed i;hs meeti ng to ordei al -i : L'b p 

D u & s ions 

Joanne Chow Winship opened the neeting by disti ihutiug .... 
memo to Commi. ttee Membei s wr i tten by (3a i I Rei i of ti,>. 
6ayvi.ew Opera House. ! he memo was cis dilated . t. i. in. 
Commi Ltee as per Reid's request, A discussion • i the i &■> en 
pei wonneJ di I fi.cu. 1 1 ies at Bayview Opera House b< twe^n Rcid 
and the Board of Dii ectors ensued ., irit [urn rig £ lesi . m.i i.oh 
for I lie:/ '.iiL *.. ■_ :■ it . I* t i ttee a:j to wl ia I role LImj Ai t L't'iiiuij »ii ion n ■ 
in this si tuation.. Chow Winship e:;p 1 a i. ned th..:tt Ri..-id i . ni..H 
a ci ty employee and., therefore s the Art Lomnii ;■•> b :i. o i , ha 3 in.:> 
jurisdiction in any personnel matters betw< i n nou" - |ji ■. i ' t 
board and its employees. Chow Ni.nsh.ip = aid that the Ai t 
CoiTidi iss lori s only invol /ement has been to pi ■..■ ■ :i j>. ■ mr.' i ny 
('.•v both j. j . .. i • i a to tc Ik tc each otnei . li. . m t s i ny w i 
t'3n i j j tated I. •.. Circui t Netwoi I I ianagem« n ■. Cons; M i; n 
lU'i itv i illy contracted to provide: technical ... : .■ ... i. ^ I u"ir. ; ■ the 
Cultural Lent - i s .. 

Soma Gray sMplained the detai La o i die i. < ■ h<ki i =.-Si. . . . : .... 

Memo i andumEi oi lindei standing wi Mi tin..' ueutei .:= .. I i u-. ."., ! 

i 1 1. ..ii i .-.,::. .i .:> > i i tab r.o jui isdiction cancel niuy ■ t ■ i i ... 

pi itji amm fig opei ations at arr of the Leutei ■ Wui .u.ji < - • - .;-..* 

! k . • I Si o 1 1 1 v j ■ i facility opei ... I i o i is , ma i > ri-en u ■< .- =.ti u.i | . .. I . . . . . i . .■ j 

........ i he bU } Jill ll'j::, hOl IS i IUJ LI II-.' Oi '.' | ..Mil .'. .:>. I . . • I I . Ml'.' ! ' ' • I ■' I . I - ' I 

i !..■ .Ill.l .1 ::: . v:: 1. O 1 it..' , I I V'lCj SlSked if ill I. I .■ O ll 1 1 III I. S i lOll I , ..:i I I III; 

: i ■ ■ I -..'ii. -v.- i"i i. Ill til >..v ... . ' J a t J O I , O 1 gO a J in alid ml- : • ii .i I ! ••■-•Hi ! I '-• : 

| : Oi M... Cu.l tui .:.i J i entei s » 3oriia ('?r ty i i u|.k.o u...' i LiiiU tin 
Memoranduin5 of Understanding oi"i'l.> » t ipulatf. tli>.: i id-i i - l.-t-.; 
used for art and cultural ac:tiv:i ties s-ier' i r.g Lite i 
communi t i e=5 . Each Center has tlieii own j.io J it:. 1 r.ui..i . ■-■ ■■< iiss 
o i ti it se po 1 i c i c..s are kep t c.< n rile ..< ! - 'I it-j . n (. ■ . u.n. ; . . i ' , 
i ..: r r rei tev a ted the imp of tano- of |.*eepirig I In- i-in Lu ■ 

i enters independent, of the Art Commissi ioi ,, 'pi ( 

c:asa ov f aci .1 i cv maintenariCO: ., 



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Staff presented information on current programs ., C'u'j tural 
Center activity and Programs in trie Community. Bonis Gray 
explained the various relationships between CAE *n I 
organisations who receive funding from the Art Commission. 
She also noted the physical locations of our programs and 
the diversity of programming avid services offeved at those 
sites. Staff announced plans for another Cultui a] Centei 
tour for the Commissioners who missed the last one.. 

E „ E 5 i; 1 1 A n n i. v e r sarv ("; e 'I e b v a I. i o v . 

Starr oi i en ted the new Committee Members on the histoi of 
the Neighborhood Arts Program and its evolution into 
Community Arts a.\\o Education. fhat program is eel ebrai; i ng 
i. I .:■ hi '/Ui Riiijivtrri sai ■■/ iii .1 99S :, and the i- : i ! Oomm.Vs si', n plans 
to participate in the celebral ion,, highlighting i omiTiuni 1 
programming and the cultural arts, Staff detailed pi :4ns oi 



a brochur 



k i ck-ot t s.r 



;hibition„ and I; he" be a i. nni no o 



::■ b i ""annua j. agency newsletter. 

"':.; ., \z - a - R a p P r e sent a t i. u 1 1 

Leonard Pitt, Artistic Director or Life on th . Water 

I'ii eater ,, was present at the meeting to discuss the Ec.:o -Rap 

Youth Festival ana request funding from the Art Commission's 

Youth Hrts hund > Eco— Rap is a youth rap progi am target.! ny 

bhe underserved older teenage population i.n San Pi aru. isco . 

The program was funded last ye..u' by the Art Commission's 

Pub J ic Art Program, and app I. i.ed this yeai for r'oiii h Ai I, 

fund iii i. Leo- Rap is in i t s second yeav and is-::, in i !"■*.. pi ucess 

oy forming par trier ships ui bh i ommuni by oi gain nations \,<j 

e ; p a r , d ~i e . v i c. e ■=: .. 

Btai r and bommj t Lee Membei s i nguii ed as to entry pi u :...::., 
numbei '■- sev /ed and budget. Comma btee , U. n,h'.i .:. wei >.■.; i c- 1 ■■ ei u<-.:d 
that the i e guest for funding came »t neai bco i m,.< iJi-ii/n i 

.■; i vent ,. ■ ;uiHiiittee Members asked i i h, i Comi'iA ;>itui I > i 
i./oi icy or tii.ui.iei i ies dictating what pi ojc* t : .•! ... i'un led <i th 
1. i iTi i. - ced discretionary I'linds. Commissioner i no. . •■•■■■.: ■:■•■ litco 
that E< o -Rap should be awarded pai t i s 1 i o.nds <l i i . :: . Line., 

::;!:::; 3 Sl"iOW OT L, O Ill , li 1, t t O >_ SUppOl L I ' .' i ij WO I thwh.t I j I •",, Sli, 



Cornmi as i oner i... im would 1 i. ke spec i i i >.. yi i •...( > I. i n* 

, estr ictiorvsi be put in place, , ■. di ad s .:.; .r ■. r. '.-..'i 
i r uturvi po I icy regarding spec i a .1. pi >. jet. • s „ i oi 

, li(. i I il'li'iiC 1'idUd lb.. i i., I ( ■ .' I M . O i IlK.'i t j i. i'l"l , I r. .'Ill 1 1, i ;:;i I ' II' 

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4- . Fac j I j. t ;j, es Cond i t i on 

Staff explained plans for developing Technical Steering 
Committee to guide long-range facility planning For the 
Cultural Centers. The goal is to taring all facilities up tc 
code and work toward support of a bond issue for i ac :i 3 i I -, 
maintenance and improvement - ; .. Staff briefly detailed history 
of facility difficulties in each of the Cult Lira.! Centers and 
p r o b 1 e m s w i 1 1 "i D e p a r t m e n t o f P u b I. i c W o r k s . 

S t a f F a 1 s o d i s c u s s e d f u t u r e p 1 ans f o r I h e T u r k , ' F i 1 i m o i e 
bi.u.] ding and updated the Committee Members on the building's 
condition. Commissioner L.im suggested a plan be developed 
for us since the Art Commission cn^n sell the property., She 
a J. s o s u g g e s ted a p 1 a 1 1 b e d eve 1 o p e d as t o h o w s a 1 e s reven u e 
c a n b e a 3. 1 o c a t e d t o o t h e r f a c i 1 rties , C o mm i s s i o n e i • 1 •: a mo t c: i 
r e q u este d i • h a t t I" \ i s b e b r o u g h t be f o r e I h e C i v i c Design 
R i... -/ :i e w C o hi m ri 1 1 ee » 

Commissi oner Lim adjourned the meeting at 7 s 00 pm. 



Minutes submitted for 

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NOTICE of meetingm:ancellatioi 



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Please note that the ^November 17, 1992 meeting of the Community 
Arts and Education Program Committee has been cancelled. 

Our next meeting will be as scheduled, December 15, 1992 at 
4:30 p.m. in Room 70A of the Art Commission. 



vlAYOR 

: rank M. Jordan 



:OMMISSIONERS 



\nne Heary 
'resident 

lohn Kriken 
/ice President 

vlancy Bechtle 

\ristldes Demetrlos 

\lonzo King 

Villis Kirk 

tobert F. LaRocca 

5enny Llm 

!al Y. Okamoto 

)odie Rosekrans 

erri Simon 

iza Zennl 



<X OFFICIO MEMBERS 
'residents of the 
ine Arts Museums 
ibrary Commission, 
'lannlng Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
oanne Chow Winship 



ROGRAMS 
.rtHouse 

:Mc Art Collection 
:lvlc Design Review 
immunity Arts 
and Education 
OPS Concerts 
ublic Art Program 



teet Artists Licenses 
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115)554-9677 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION CULTURAL CENTERS MEETING 
rsday, December 3, 1992, 9am to lEpm 
San Francisco Art Commission 

E5 Van Ness, Room 70 DOCI JMFMTS DEP' 

Minutes D ^C 11 199 2 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Meeting was called to order at 9s00 am. PUBLIC f irda 

Presents Joanne Chow Ulinship, Soma Gray, Ann Wettrich, 
K a t h r y n B e 1 1 - C A E , K o 1 a T h o m a s - C A A A C , George R e n ?. ., 
Christina Bab Ian, Conrad Okamoto— SOMAR, Shelly Bradford 
B e 1 .1. B a y v i e w , S h aron Bliss, R a y m u n d o G alii id o - M C ( .; 

Discussion 

A,, Budget Cuts 

Discussion began with Kola Thomas from CAAA reading 
the language of a petition signed by various staff and 
members of the cultural centers in protest to proposed 
1 i q h t , h e a t a n d p o we r cuts t o all c en t e rs. 

Joa.nno Chow Ulinship explained the reason for the 
proposed cuts and the terms involved. Conrad Okamoto at a ted 
that the position the centers are in is a difficult one. 
The centers staff all understand the impact the budget cuts 
have had on the Art Commission in recent months, however 
they feel they need to make a stand on their own behalf 
against the cuts. This is being accomplished with the 
petition. Wi. nship responded stating that there is a need bo 
find a more stable funding source for cultural center 
expenses. There was a brief discussion regarding the 
possibilities of accessing funds through Prop J and CDBG 
grants . 

B , B u i I d i ii q IT a i v \ t e n a n c e 

Sonia Gray lead discussion surrounding changes in 
facility maintenance, stressing a greater priority in 
bringing each building up to fire, health arid safety code 
regulations. Gray explained that because these buildings, 
were not initially intended to be cultural Facilj Lies there 
a i" e inherent problems in each structure. In addition, each 
space continues to deteriorate steadily, making the task of 
r e n n o • t a t i o n i n c r e a s i n g 1 y d i f f i c u 1 1 .. U i t h a 1 I b 1 1 e » e | j r o b 1 em s 
f ac i ng each center, it is more important than ever that each 
building have a building manager who is know led gable of 
codes a.ni.\ regulations, as well as daily,, weekly and monthly 
maintenance tasks „ 

Kathryn Bel.] explained bhe concept of each cei Lev 
developing its own checklist of these mainteri: I s .. 
which would help minimize/troubleshoot facility I I ms« 
Each center will be responsible for creating the:..i own List, 
based on a model currently being implemented at l'1CC It 
also detai Led view procedure m track facility maintenance 
and repaii calls. The new procedure uses a 3 cop f'oi that 



DPi'J will ultimately sign when the work is complete avid the 
center will scene) one copy to the Art Commission for 
recordkeeping purposes. The forms will be printed within 
1 1 "i e m o n t h a nd w i 11 be i m p 1 e m e n t e c i i m m e d i a t e 1 y » 

(' ; „ c.'. 5 1 n A n n i versary C e 1 e b r a t i o n 

The focus of this year's celebration will be on the 
c u 1 1 li r a 1 c e n t ers, as each c e n ter ill u s t r a t e s t h e 
c o n t r i b u t i o n t hat N e i g h b o rhood Arts p r o g r a m m i n g h a s m a d e t «: :< 



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\nc i sco ' s var i ous commun i t i es 



Georqe Reni: stated 



that this is an ideal opportunity for "positive advocacy.," 
to effectively demonstrate what each center does for its 
individual community. Centers staff agreed to take this 
plan to their boards to brainstorm ideas for celebrating in 
.1993, and bring ideas to CAE to strategise budget 
p o s s i b i 1 1 1 i e s . Several ideas disc u s s e d we r e s a S 5 1 h y e a r 
logo to be used at all centers correspondence, a banner to 
hang in front of all centers, calendar of 1993 events, and 
the Chain Reaction show at the Art Commission Gallery 
serving as the kick-off event in April 1993. Bayview and 
CAAAC still need to turn in their artist's names to Kathleen 
Kolba or Jason Tannen at the Art Commission Gallery,. 

D . T e c hi n i c a 1 Assistance Update 

Gray asked for an update from each center regarding 
p r o g r e s s w i t h Circ u it He t wo r k cons u 1 1 a n t s . S M A R a n d M C C 
3.r& on initial assessment levels, and -very pleased with the 
c h oice m a d e 1 : o r c o nsultants. 



E * A r t s E d u c a t i o n U p d a t e 

A n n W e 1 1 r i c h updated cent e r s o n ,curr e n t a r t s e d u c a t i o n 
n e w s i n c 1 u d i n g a definite new tre n d in fund i n q a r t s 
e d u c a t i o n p r o grams. W e 1 1 r i c h attended a r e c e n t c o n f e r e n c e 
h e 1 d i r i N e w Y o rk that emphasized t h e i m p o r t a n c e o f 
delivering a renewed artistic spirit bo the public school 
system. The trend is toward a reform of the public school 
s y s t e m . W e 1 t r i c h also discussed the p o s s i b i 1 i t i e s o f 
a c c e s s i n g P r o p J f u n d s to i m p 1 erne n t a d d i t i o n a 1 :• \ r t s 
edi icat i on programs . 

F . C A E / C 1 1. 1 1 > i r a 1 C e nter M e e t i n q s 

Gray asked the centers to evaluate their individual 
n e e d s f o r t h e s e m o n t h 1 y meeti n g s , a n d t o d e c. i d e i f" q u a \ ■ t e? r 1 y 
meetings with CAE programs would be a more efficient means 
of communicating. (venters will consult and return an answer 
w i th i n the month ., 
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, January 19, 1993, 4:30 pm 

Mission Cultural Center, E868 Mission Street 



4. 



INUTES 



Present: Staff-Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Jennifer Spangler, 
Kathryn Bell. Commissioners Present-Genny Lim, Jerri Simon, 
Nancy Bechtle. Guests -Andrew Wood, Luis Alberto Basques, Judy 
Talaugon, Jason Harr is-Chasky ; Kola Thomas, Martha Jimenez, 
George Renz , Rochelle Frazier-Cul tural Center Consortium. 
Community Members-Richard Reineccius-Jul ian Theatre, Frances 
Tywoniak-Sunset Parkside Education and Action Committee. 

Commissioners not present: Alonzo King, Rai Okamoto 

Commissioner Lim unofficially called the meeting to order, as 
there was no quorum, at 4:40 pm. 

Discussion: 

1. Mission Cultural Center Renovations 



Martha Jimenez of Mission Cultural Center updated the Committee 
on the status of renovations on the bathroom facilities at MCC. 
The requests for bids have resulted in a choice of architects and 
actual estimates in place. The work is being funded in part by a 
CDBG grant of $30,000, and will result in upgraded, ADA -standard 
facilities on the third floor and new facilities on the second. 
MCC staff is exploring funding possibilities to cover the 
estimated $5,000 extra cost that the architect has projected to 
complete work. 

Commissioner Bechtle joined the meeting at 4 s 55 pm. , a quorum was 
achieved, and the meeting was officially called to order by 
Comm i s s i o ner Lim. 

2 . C h a s I •:: y P r e s e n t a t i o n 

Andrew Wood of Life on the Water presented information to the 
Committee on the Chasky celebration's historical significance and 
its history locally in the Mission District. The Chasky is a 
performance procession in response to Columbus Day, centered 
around Indigenous Peoples Day. There is an opportunity for young 
artists to be c o m e i n v o 1 v e d i n 1 1 1 e p e r f o r m a n c e pieces t h a t 
celebrate the Chasky, giving them the unique venue for their 
creativity. Wood is seeking an endorsement from the Art 
Commission for the annual Chasky celebration. The focus of this 
year's Chasky is to unify San Francisco youth and artists, and 
maximize resources. The following motion was made by 
C o m m i s s i o n e r L i m ., a n d s econ d e d b y C o mm i s s i o n e r S i m o n . 



Motion to approve an official endorsement by ! 
>/ Art Commission of the 1993 Chasky celebration 
M o t i o n w a s u n a n i m o u s 1 y a p p r o v e d . 



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3. MOU Review 

Staff lead discussion of the background of MOD agreements 
previously held with the five neighborhood cultural centers, 
including several changes made in the? recent draft, the reasoning 
behind the new language, and the importance of the document 
overall. MOU ' s for all the centers, with the exception of CAAAC, 
have recently expired. Staff emphasized the need for having a 
clear understanding of roles and responsibilities concerning the 
operation of these buildings in place as soon as possible. 

The future possibility of having each center in a lease agreement 
similar to ths one with the Center for African and African 
American Art and Culture was also discussed. The benefit to that 
type of agreement would allow each center to plan on a five or 
ten year timeline future programming and funding opportunities. 

Kola Thomas expressed concern that item IX— Right to Access in the 
current MOU draft was too broad, and should be broken down into 
smaller, more clear categories . It was also determined that 
implicit fiscal responsibility by the city and county of San 
Francisco is not included in the scope of the MOU. Gray stated 
that the MOU has been reviewed and approved by the City 
Attorney's office and certain language was inappropriate for this 
particular document. 

4. Grants for the Arts 

Grants for the Arts discussion was moved up on the agenda, at 
Commissioner Bechtle's request. Staff updated the Committee on 
status and content of our grant application to Grants for the 
Arts for 1993-94-. Commissioner Lim made the following motion 
with the stipulation that a formal budget be submitted to the 
Commission, and Commissioner Bechtle seconded. 

Motion to approve Community Arts and Education's application to 
Grants for the Arts for 1993-94 fiscal year with a budget up to 
$EOG , 000 . 

Motion was unanimously approved. 

Commissioner Bechtle departed the meeting at 6:00 pm. 

5. Cultural Center Consortium 

Kola Thomas of the Center for African and African American Art 
and Culture introduced himself and fellow consortium members to 
the Committee and turned the update over to Martha Jimenez of 
Mission Cultural Center. Jimenez followed up on i,he Consortium's 
request to have one of the commissioners serve on the Consortium. 
She also detailed the issues facing the Consortium, listed as 
f o 1 lows : 

1. Possibility of 1 ight/heat/power cut to the center's 
buildings in future city budget cuts. 

S. Discovering the common ground and needs among all 

the centers . 



page 3 

3. Exploring alternate funding sources to benefit 
Consortium as a whole. 

4. Cooperation of resources and networking. 

5. Discussing possibilities of partnering to celebr 

t h e £ 5 1 h A n niversa r y a f th e C o en m u n i t y A r t s and 
Education Program. 
Further discussion concerning programming ideas and funds 
celebration of the SSth Anniversary., including the possib 
having a publicist assist the centers and CAE with this t 



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6. Capital Improvement Update 

Staff lead discussion of current, status of f 
plans. The Art Commission's priority for al 
cultural centers is to have each building up 
health, and safety codes. Current; strategic 
this include execution of a needs assessment 
resulting in a comprehensive list of repairs 
with costs, as well as garnering a facility 
in bhe city budget as per the Cultural Affai 
Recommendations. The possibility of a bond 
ADA, and capital improvement upgrades on the 
also discussed. Staff of both Community Art 
A r t H o u s e a r e w o r k i n g % j o i n 1 1 y o n this f * r o j e c t 



ac i 1 i by improvement 
1 f o u r n e i g h b o r h o o d 
g r a d ed t o meet fire, 
s f o r ac c o mp 1 i sh i ng 
for e a c h cente r 
a n c:l i m p r o vein e n t s , 
maintenance line item 
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measur e f o r se i sm i c , 
November ballot was 
s and Education avid 



7. A rts E d u c a t i. o n Update 

Staff announced to the Committee that the next Community Arts and 
Education Committee meeting on February 16th will be dedicated to 
discussing current Arts Education issues. In addition, there 
will be a presentation given by Ann Wettrich at the full 
Commission meeting on February 1st ov\. To preface these 
discussi o n s , A n n We 1 1 r i c h h a s i n s t i Lute d t h e A r t s E d u c a t i o n 
Summary, a four-page comprehensive assessment of the efforts and 
goals of Arts Education. Each* committee member received this 
handout, and was advised to read it in preparation for the next 
meet ing . 

Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at d>s3Q pm. 



M i n u t e s s u b m i. 1 t e d f o r 
approval by: 




Sonia Gray 
Director , CAE 



t ■'! i M u t e s a p p r o v e d b y s 




Joanne; Chew Winship 

D i. r e c : t o r , C u 1 t u r a I A f f a i r s 



From: The Committee for 

500 Years of Self Discovery 
3311 Mission, Box 171 
San Francisco, CA 941 10. 

To: San Francisco Arts Commission 
25 Van Ness Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94102. 
Attn: Community Arts & Education Program Committee. 

Date: Tuesday, January 19th, 1993. 

The Committee for 500 Years of Self Discovery is seeking the endorsement of 
the San Francisco Arts Commission in regards to the Committee's main project, 
the annual performance event the "Chasky" (see attached). 

The Committee is asking for endorsement on two counts. The first is recognizing 
the Chasky as a valid ongoing community/cultural event. The second would be to 
support the restructuring of the Chasky in the manner listed briefly below. 



To implement an ongoing central structure based on a development time 
line of two years. 

To include a model for the growth of the Chasky and the Committee and to 
develop an ongoing staff and office space. This may only be part time in nature, 
but it will provide a sense of continuity and will keep the Committee functioning at 
a creative and administratively active level. This would include the Committee 
being further involved with the community and other performance/workshop 
programs throughout the year. 

One of the problems in the past has been the inability of the Committee to 
provide ongoing advice and assistance to the public in the months following the 
Chasky, which is the period of time when interest in both the event and the 
Committee is usually at its highest. For example in consultation with the staging 
of similar "Chasky-like" events, or in referring individuals and organizations to 
particular performers or work shops, and generally networking throughout the 
community. 

That progress be measured by frequent reviews of the aims and objectives 
of both the Committee and the Chasky to ensure that they are: 

a) serving the needs of the identified community. 

b) are operating in a manner that is flexible enough to encourage and 
accommodate the inclusion of other groups from both within and beyond the 
immediate community. 

Central administrative apprenticeships to co-ordinate both the workshops 
and the Chasky itself. 

This would be a priority of the Committee. Youth liaisons who would be paid to 
work with the Chasky administrative team. These would be part time positions 
lasting up to six months at a time. Ideally filled by young people (17-18 years of 
age) who are familiar with the Mission district and have ties with one or more of 
the cultural groups that make up the community. Their duties would include: 
liaison with police and city officials; the event logistics of the Chasky itself; 



interfacing and co-ordinating the various work shop elements of the program; 
running an administrative office and helping initiate and participate in the above 
mentioned comprehensive and ongoing evaluation model of both the Committee 
and the Chasky. Supervision and/or guidance will be available at all times 

Stipends for the young people who are in the workshops. 

These would be nominal payments only but they would set a positive precedent 
ithat would demonstrate to these young people that their opinions and 
experiences, if developed into a performance which they controlled themselves 
would be seen as a valid criteria for payment. 



Applications for funding have already been sent to the Vanguard Foundation and 
applications are pending for Columbia, LEF, Haas and Zellerbach. 
The "Eyes & Ears Foundation," a California non profit organization has also 
indicated that it would be able to give funds to support the program. 



The Committee for 500 Years of Self Discovery 

The Committee for 500 Years of Self Discovery formed in 1 989 as a coalition of 
artists based mainly in San Francisco's Mission district. It was based on the 
concept of rethinking models of history to reflect a non Eurocentric view of 
Columbus and the invasion of the Americas through and from the perspective of 
the microcosm of the Mission community. The Committee began organizing for 
an event that would take place to coincide with October 12th. It was called a 
Chasky. The objective was to enable local people to speak out artistically and 
politically and provide them with a visual public forum to do so. 

Chasky is a Quechua term for the traditional messengers who ran from village to 
village in the Andes bringing important news. The emphasis was on 
communication and mobility. For this reason it was also the term decided upon 
for the performance/procession organised by the Committee 

In each of the past three years up to thirty separate performance pieces 
(comprising of two to three hundred performers), followed by audiences of over 
1 500, have demonstrated the severity of the situation on the streets of the 
Mission district in a variety of powerful and moving formats. 

The concept of the Chasky is based on the empowerment of the community. It is 
an opportunity for this culturally rich but politically ignored neighborhood to speak 
for itself (in all its diverse forms) to many of the questions that are fundamental to 
the current state of the Americas. The issue is particularly relevant here, in an 
area where many of the descendants of the Europeans' original victims still have 
to deal with the legacy of the genocidal policies implemented against them. 
Dogmas that still continue in varying veiled forms to this day. For this reason the 
Chasky is not important because of the celebrity status of any one artist, but 
because it encourages ordinary people to be artistically and politically active, and 
puts the spirit of activism on the streets of the city in a format that is both creative 
and powerful. 

Now, in 1993, three Chasky's later, The Committee feels that it was a significant 
community component in, and fulfilled its role as part of, the Resistance 500 
Coalition. October 1992 revealed a widespread, fundamental questioning of the 
colonial values imposed on many cultures and peoples not only across the 
Americas but throughout the world. 

The Committee believes that both itself and the Chasky have a constructive role 
to play beyond the 500th year. 500 Years of Resistance remains the idealogical 
center for the project. But the third Chasky, the theme of which was "Youth," 
highlighted many contemporary issues which are the direct consequence of 
systematic governmental policies of oppression, exploitation and genocide which 
have their historical roots in the same struggle as that of the Indigenous peoples 
against the original Conquistadores. 

However the concept of the one day event is limiting. By its make up, the 
combination of performance and volunteer community activism along with the 



complex logistics of the event, it would be more accurate to say that the event 
was only emblematic of ongoing work within the various cultures that make up 
our community, and that the definition of the Chasky as an entity was something 
else more closely aligned with the ongoing fusion of performance, cultural 
pluralism and political activism. 

So far the Committee has been organized in a haphazard fashion. The 
organizational base is not suited to the demands of permanency and stability. 
Therefore in its present volunteer state the Chasky has probably expanded as far 
as it can. The resources currently available do not provide for the level of ongoing 
community liaison and stable administrative structure to make the Chasky a 
permanent and reliable community service. It has got to the stage where a more 
focused approach to organizing and external fund raising is required. But to move 
away from the volunteer format may involve running the risk of losing the grass 
roots community base which is one of the special features of the Chasky. For this 
reason, especially to justify asking for the kind of money needed to embark on 
expansion, it is necessary for the Chasky to expand within the community itself 
rather than growing up away from it. 

One way of developing the Chasky, which could maintain the sense of 
community activism and fulfill a social need, would be to encourage existing and 
develop new workshop performance programs for some of the young people of 
the city. A particularly needy area for this type of project would be community 
centers working with young people considered to be "at risk." This would be a 
powerful way of demonstrating how art forms an integral part of the 
communicational and healing process within the community. 

The Chasky could in this respect act as a bridge between the arts world and that 
community which the arts world claims to represent. And, most importantly, its 
expansion in this form would not result in a moving away from the grass roots but 
instead it would be bringing a social catalyst to the roots. 



San Francisco Art Commission 
Arts Education Summary 



Goals 



1) to make arts accessible to San Francisco children and teens at risk in school 

and community settings 

2) to facilitate collaborative projects and strategic planning 

3) to provide resources: funding, information, technical assistance 

4) to support the role of professional artists in education 

5; to promote cultural equity in the distribution of resources 



Activities 

GRANTING PROGRAMS: The primary purpose of the grants program is to be able 
to facilitate the development of quality arts education programs locally. We do this by 
creating granting guidelines that support our arts education policy and goals The 
difference between the Art Commission and other local funders is that we have an a 
hands-on relationship with cultural and community centers, schools, and arts education 
organizations. We provide Information and technical assistance, as well as funding. We 
have the only peer-panel review process in the city for arts education grant awards. 

/. Literary Arts Community Pilot Grants: Initiated in 1902, this program 
made grants of $2,000-16,750 (totalling $73,700) to 15 organizations. This program Is 
made possible with funds from the Commission's Youth Arts Fund and a 3-year grant 
from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant awards are for one year and 
support local after-school arts workshops led by professional artists working with local 
arts and community organizations. Over 1 ,200 youth at risk, ages 11-17, are directly 
served through this program, and thousands more reached through performances, 
exhibits, televised productions, and publications sponsored by the projects. The grantee 
organizations are collaborating with over 30 schools and 20 libraries and community 
groups. Although all projects have literary arts 3t their core, most are inter- 
disciplinary in nature and include theatre, dance, visual arts, music, photography, and 
media arts. We are planning an event with the Art Commission Gallery to showcase 
student work developed within these projects 

2. Youth Arts Festival: We provide $ 10,000 in support of this annual 5-day 
festival (May 5-9th), put on by the San Francisco Unified School Dis.r'ct and the Fine 
Arts Museum. Over 80 schools and community arts group participate, showcasing student 
art work from kindergarten through high school. Oyer 10,000 people attend 
performances, exhibits, and hand-on art activities featured at the festival. The Art 
Commission's Arts Education Office sits on the festival steering committee. 

3. Scholarships: We provide a $3,000 grant annually to California State 
Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) to mat e scholarships available to low iiuonie 



San Francisco students accepted to the school. CSSSA is an Intensive summer 
residential training program for high school students throughout the state who show 
outstanding talent in dance, music, visual arts/crafts, creative writing, theatre, film, 
and video. The Art Commission is the local sponsor for California Arts Scholar 
Recognition Day which takes place as parr or the opening celebration for the Youth Arts 
Festival. At this event, local CSSSA students are publicly recognized as "California Art 
Scholars" and are presented with commemorative medallions. Ten to fifteen San 
Francisco students attend CSSSA each year. 



CQ1.IABORATIVF ACTIVITIES 

/. Arts Education Funders Collaborative: This group is jointly led py Bruce 
Slevers, Director of Walter & Ellse Haas Fund, Nolly White, Director, The Gap Foundation, 
and Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, S.F Art Commission, we began meeting in 
August with the goal of facilitating strategic and collaborative planning locally In arts 
education and allocating funding towards special projects identified by the group. The 
group consists of 3bout 20 foundations and corporations Involved In arts education 
funding. The group has identified three projects to work on: 

a) Arts Education Resource Directory: TheArt Commission Is working with the San 
Francisco Unified School District to create a resource guide to youth arts programs in school and community 
settings. The new directory titled, Inside/Out combines and updates two previous directories put out by the 
District and the Commission. The directory features Information about in-school , after -school , weekend, and 
summer arts programs for ban Francisco children and teens. It will include neighborhood maps locating schools 
and community art centers, and provide information about local arts services and festivals. Three to five 
thousands copies ol the book will be printed and distributer! in Spring of '93 (tree) to public and private schools, 
cultural and community centers, children service and arts organizations, PTA's, libraries, and other interested 
groups. This project is being funded by the Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, the uap Foundation, the Walter & 
Elise Haas Fund, the Bernard Osher Foundation, and the Pacific Telesis Foundation. 

b) Arts Education Professional Dovolopmont Institute: Currently m the research 

stages, this project will address the needs tor arts education in the schools by training teachers in the SfUSO and 
facilitating artist-teacher partnerships. An advisory group is being formed to develop this prelect which will 
include a summer institute for San Francisco teachers, a series of arts education workshops to be offered through 
SFUSD professional development program, and In-school workshops. This project strives to Initiate collaborative 
and strategic planning among San Francisco arts organizations and schools, promoting quality arts education by 
creating a structure where local arts education resources are made accessible to teachers. The goal of the institute 
is to give teachers the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to Incorporate the ai ts into their curriculum and 
to utilize community resources In bringing a rich diversity of arts education opportunities to their students. The 
institute will bring national arts education experts as Keynote speakers and will contract local arts education 
organizations, artists and arts educators to conduct workshops The idea is to unify efforts, establish common 
goals, and focus resources to meet needs in a way that avoids duplication ot effort. 

c) Arts Education Clearinghouse: r his project is in early conceptual stages The idea is to 
create an information center with a data-base on arts education events, programs, issues and resources The 
protect might Include a newsletter. Discussions have taken place with several organizations that could possibly 
devote space to this project- -the new public library, and the new Yerba Buena Children's Place. Both groups have 
expressed an interest. 



2. S? 



ran Francisco Arts Providers: A consortium of approximately 30 arts 
organizations in the city, who provide arts education programs to San Francisco public 
schools. The Art Commission acts in an advisory capacity and helps to facilitate 
collaborative initiatives and strategic planning in arts education among the membership. 

J. Cultural and Community Center Activities: The Community Arts & 
Education Program at the Commission provides financial and technical assistance 
support to cultural centers and community arts centers. We hold monthly meetings with 
these groups to disseminate pertinent information and facilitate joint planning and 
projects. Arts education information is shared at these meetings and program 
development In this area Is encouraged. 

4 Pun tic Advocates: Jne Best Agenda for Children in S.F. 

This is a broad-based coalition of groups, led by Public Advocates, serving children in 
the city It includes representatives from schools, the leathers union, health and human 
service organizations, city agencies and the business community. The goal is for 
strategic planning, creating common goals and an efficient plan for the delivery of 
quality services to children In San Francisco. The group Is Involved in putting together 
an action agenda for the Board of Supervisors and the Board of Education to equitably 
address the needs of children throughout the city. We have just begun working with this 
newly formed group with the goal of getting them to include the arm and the creative 
development needs of children In their agenda and action plan. 



Staff 

The Art Commission has one full-time temporary position in arts education made 
possible through combined funding sources— the California Arts Council's State-Local 
Partners Program, the Youth Art Fund, and a one -year special project grant from Walter 
I. Elise Haas Fund. Ann V/ettrich was hired in May '92 as Arts Education Officer. She 
works within the Community Arts & Education Program under the direction of Sonia Gray. 



Future Program Development and Funding 

Our goal is to generate new public funds to secure the arts education position and 
to expand our grants programs. We hope to create new granting programs to meet a 
variety of needs in arts education, such as, scholarships to local arts programs; arts 
apprentships, artist-in-residence programs for community day schools who work with 
youth at high risk of educational failure, and other special project grants. Potential 
funding sources are identified below. 

I . City Funds: We have been meeting with the Mayor's Office of Children, 
Youth and Their Families to receive an allocation of funds from the Children's Initiative 
Forty percent of these monies, which are expected to total appro::: r.ately 13.2 million 






dollars for 93-94 (based on a formula of $0,025 for each one hundred dollars of assessed 
property valuation ) are allocated to several city departments: Public Health, Social 
Services, Juvenile Probation, and Public Libraries, Recreation ana Parks. Additionally 
the Private Industry Council will be allocated approximately 2.66 million In 93-94 for 
collaborative planning among city departments, facilitated by MOCYF, to utilize 
this money as a whole. This departmental plan will emphasize collaboration with the 
San Francisco Unified School District. We are nope to work with tins group, even though 
the Art Commission is not one of the city agencies currently being funded. The Art 
Commission could play a pivotal technical assistance role In developing quality arts 
programs with the other city departments and the local arts education community. 

Approximately half of the Children's Initiative funds are regranted to 
children's service organization In the first funding cycle only one arts organization was 
funded. Our meetings with the MOCYF resulted in wider allocations for the arts built Into 
the new guidelines for 92-93. These guidelines call for $400,000 to be granted towards 
arts and cultural programs. 

2. State Funding: Two legislative initiatives were signed by the governor this 
year to fund arts education partnerships among local schools, arts agencies, and 
community organizations. Funding is not expected to be available until 1994 The two 
initiates are ^ 1 282 and '1286. The first, known as the "license plate bill" will produce 
an arts license plate (designed by Wayne Thiebaud) to be sold throughout California. 
Some undesignated percentage of the profits from these sales will go to the California 
Arts Council to Implement the arts education initiative legislation (^ 1 286) which will 
fund public/private partnership projects In arts education throughout the state. 

3. Federal Funding: Three primary sources: 

a) National Endowment for the Arts The NEA is supporting two national projects in arts 
education. These projects are Jointly developing national standards and assessment method iloyies tor arts 
education. A draft will be available for Input across the Held nationally in the early part of '93 Additional arts 
education funding Is available to non-profit groups through the many individual departments at the NEA. ( The 
Mission Cultural Center Is applying for one of these grants to fund an after-school multi-disciplinary arts 
program.) Their grants program for local arts agencies is being re-evaluated this year. Mew guidelines have not 
yet been established and await the results of the national standards and assessment projects. 

b) Kennedy Center: In process of developing a grants program, similar to the state arts 
education partnership program described above. No funding is currently available. 

c) Clinton Administration: We are hoping the new administration will allocate public funds 
through education, social service, and Jobs programs that can be utilized to support our arts education efforts. 

We need help in promoting our work and leveraging public and private 
support to expand pur efforts and broaden arts education opportunities 
throughout San Francisco 



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FEB 16 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 

94102 

(415)564-9671 
(415) 621-3868 FAX 



COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, February 16, 1993 *t:30 pm 

Center for African and African American Art and Culture 

76S Fulton Street, San Francisco 

Buriel Clay Theater 



AGENDA 



MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Heary 
President 

John Kriken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Aristides Demetrios 
Atonzo King 
Willis Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Lim 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 
Terri Simon 
Uza Zennl 




h : 3 5 t o Literary A r t s P r oject p r e sentations a n d 
5 : '+5 disc uss i o n 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 




City and County 
of San Francisco 







25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 

94102 

(415)554-9671 
(415) 621-3868 FAX 



^/community arts and education 
programjxtmmjttee meeting 

Tuesday, March 16, 1 993^:30 p.m. 
/ San Francisco//Art Commission, Room 70A 



^Agenda 



DOCI IMFMTS DEPT\ 

MAR 1 5 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Heaty 
President 

John Kriken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Aristides Demetrios 
Abnzo King 
Willis Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Lim 
RaiY.Okamoto 
Dodie Rosekrans 
Terri Simon 
Liza Zenni 



DISCUSSION 

1 . MOU Approval 

(see attached final draft sample) 

2. 25th Anniversary-Consortium Event Coordinator 

3. Bond Issue Update 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Galleiy 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 




City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco. CA 

94102 

(415)554-967) 
(415) 621-3868 FAX 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1. Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee 
Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness 
Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, CA . Twenty Five Van Ness 
is located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. Suite 70, 
basement level , can be accessed by the two main elevators in 
the lobby of the building. 



PROGRAMS 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

1 55 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



2. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center 
Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and 
Grove Street. Accessible MUNI Metro lines serving this 
location are the J,K,L,M, and N which stop at Van Ness 
Avenue and Market Street, one-half block from the Art 
Commission offices. Accessible MUNI lines serving the 
corner of Van Ness and Market are 9, 26, and 42. for more 
information regarding MUNI accessible services, please call 
(415) 923-6142. 

3. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound 
enhancement system will be available upon request at 
meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 554-9671 at least 72 hours 
prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored in 
possible . 



Art House 

Fort Mason Center 

Building C 

San Francisco, CA 

94123-1382 

(415)885-1194 



4. To allow individuals with environmental illness or 
multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any meetings, 
individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or 
other scented products. 

5. Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak 
Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. 

6. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities 
(including those using wheelchairs) will be available. 







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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, March 16, 1993 4:30 p.m. 

''San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70A 



DOC imcmtq nppy 
WAR 3 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



There was no quorum achieved in the regular monthly committee meeting on March 16, 1993. 
As this was not an official meeting, there are no minutes. Copies of the meeting notes are 
available in the CAE office of the Art Commission at 25 Van Ness, Suite 240. 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING DOCUMENTS DEPT 

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MEETING NOTES 



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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Present: StalT—Sonia Gray, Ann Wellrich, Jennifer Spanglcr, Kathryn Bell; Commissioners 
Present-Genny Lim, Terri Simon; Guests—Rochelle Fra/ier, Rcgi Olivcr-Bayview; Martha 
Jimenez--MCC; George Renz--SOMAR; Kola Thomas—CAAAC; Richard Reineccius-- 
Cultural Centers Consortium. 

Commissioners not present: Rai Okamoto, Alonzo King 

Commissioner Lim unofficially called the meeting to order at 4:50 p.m. This meeting was 
not an official meeting, as no quorum was achieved. 



DISCUSSION 

/. Capital Improvements Funding 

Staff updated the Committee on the progress of the 1993-94 capital improvement budget 
recommendations. The initial report submitted to the Capital Improvement Advisory 
Committee (CIAC) did not contain any line item funds for the city-owned cultural center 
facilities annual maintenance costs. An appeal made to the C IAC earlier Tuesday secured a 
recommendation of $100,000 toward these costs. Staff stressed the need for the centers to 
lobby the supervisors and Mayor Jordan to keep this recommendation in the final budget 
proposal. Staff explained that money would be used for maintenance and code violation work 
on all of the facilities. 

2. MOU Approval 

Staff and centers discussed the changes to the MOU regarding the stipulation that the 

facilities be used only for art and cultural activities. City Attorney verified that "only" remain 

in the language, and an appendix for possible uses be added. Committee discussed what 

possible uses might include. Commissioner Lim suggested that "community" be added to 

make language more inclusive. 

Committee officially recommends the following: The word "community" be inserted after the 

word "art" within Section II, Scope of Understanding, Item C-3 in the current final draft of 

the MOU agreement. 

Staff stressed the need to complete this process as soon as possible due to the upcoming bond 

issue. MOU approval will be included on Full Commission agenda for April 5 meeting, and 

signed documents will be in place by April 15. 



3. 25th Anniversary Update 

Cultural Center Consortium member Richard Reineccius has been appointed to the position of 

25th Anniversary Coordinator for the upcoming 1993 celebratory events. Reineccius gave an 

overview of the project proposal and budget outline to the Committee. Chain Reaction, 

opening April 8, will still serve as the opening event for the celebration. Centers are planning 

events within their buildings, as well as in their communities to highlight all cultural center 

activities.' 

Staff also addressed a letter from the Consortium requesting a commissioner be assigned to 

join the group to facilitate greater understanding and partnership between the commissioner 

and the community cultural centers. 

Committee officially recommends the following: Commissioner Terri Simon be appointed to 

serve as Commissioner Advisor to the Consortium. 

4. Bond Update 

Staff updated Committee on progress of primary report on the facilities for the bond issue. A 
first draft report is complete, and weekly meetings between DPW, architects and Art 
Commission staff continue. Second draft will be completed by March 26, and the final draft 
will be complete by the first week in April. 

Meeting concluded at 6:20 p.m. 



Professional Development Project Summary Proposal 

(DRAFT for REVIEW) 

Project Description 

A pilot professional development project for the 1993-94 school year 
that will focus on SFUSD elementary schools, providing a series of 
arts education training workshops for educators that will take place at 
their school site. 

The project will be launched in the Fall of '93 with an Arts Education 
Symposium bringing national, state and local leaders together to speak 
about the arts, it's vital role in education, and it's place within the 
education reform agenda and the San Francisco Unified School District. 

The Arts Education Symposium 

The symposium will be held in late September or early October on a 
SFUSD "professional development day" so that teachers will be 
compensated for their attendance. 

The pilot professional development project/workshop series for 
elementary schools will be announced on this day and information and 
application materials distributed. Elementary schools will be 
encouraged to apply. 

Targeted participants for the symposium will be elementary school 
administrators and teachers as well as artists and arts education 
organizations. The symposium will be open (space allowing) to other 

interested parties (i.e., parents, para professionals, arts education students, 
educators from children's centers, middle school, high schools, colleges). 

Arts Education On-Site Professional Development/Workshops 

SFUSD elementary schools will apply to participate in this 
arts education professional development project that will travel to 
school sites. A minimum of 23 elementary schools will be served. 
Schools with little or no arts education programming will be given top 
priority. Each participating school will receive: 



* Arts Education Workshop Series (three, 2-hour sessions): 

1) Introducing Arts Education: Orientation to basic arts 
education concepts with distribution of resource 
materials: (including California Arts Education Framework, SFUSD 
Fine Arts Guide, and Inside/Out Directory). Workshop presenters can 
be drawn from professional education and arts education 
community (i.e., SFUSD, State Department of Education, California Arts Project). 

2) Arts in the Classroom: Using the creative process to 
enhance teaching, learning, and integrating arts into 

the curriculum. Workshops can be given by artists and arts 
education experts drawn from local organanizations. 

(i.e., Exploratorium, the Next Stage, PAW). 

3) Arts Education Partnerships: Workshops by 
established arts education providing organizations 
emphasizing artist residencies and artist/teachers 

partnerships (i.e., PAW, CPUS, SFAEF, MUST, Young Audiences) 
Schools can select from a listing of organizaitons. 

* Field trip to one San Franciso cultural arts institution (i.e. S.F. Ballet, 
S.F. Opera, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco Symphony, Museum of Modern Arts, Center 
for African and African American Art & Culture, Mission Cultural Center, South of Market 
Cultural Center, Chinese Cultural Center, Bayview Opera House) of choice. 

* Follow-up arts education activity on-site with students. 
Schools can arrange for a specific activity with the arts provider. 

The workshop series will take place over the course of one-two weeks 
immediately after-school or during a professional development day. A 
minimum of ten teachers must attend each session. Teachers will be 
compensated for their time and given professional development credit 
through the SFUSD. All participants will be asked to complete a 
questionnaire at the conclusion of the project. Each participating 
school must send a representative to an evaluation roundtable 
discussion convened at the end of the school year. 



Administration 

The project will be a collaboration of the San Francisco Art 
Commission and the San Francisco Unified School District. The SFAC 
arts education officer will direct and oversee the project in 



partnership with SFUSD and will be the direct liaison with project 
funders and arts providers. The SFUSD will direct and coordinate 
communication with school administrators and teachers and will be 
responsible for arranging "professional development arts education 
days" and professional development credits and for teachers. 
A Project Coordinator will be hired to organize and implement the 
symposium and professional development project in cooperation with 
the SFAC and SFUSD. Intersection for the Arts will serve as fiscal 
agent. 



Preliminary Expense Budget 

Symposium $ 6,000 

Project Administration 15,000 

Supplies/Materials 3,000 

Project Coordinator 20,000 
School Project Expenses 

(28 schools at $2,000 each) 56.000 

Total Expenses $ 100,000 



Budget Notes: 

1) Administrative Expense Breakdown: 

- Intersection for the Arts, $5,000 (5%Total Budget) Fiscal Agent Fee 

- SF Art Commission, $10,000 (10%Total Budget) Project Administration 

2) School Project Expense Breakdown: $2,000/school 

- Teacher Stipends: $ 1,000 

10 teachers, $100/each 

(for attendance at all three workshops) 

- Arts Workshops Presenters: 

three, 2-hour workshops at $l00/hr. $ 600 

- Follow-up Activity and Field Trip Expenses $ 400 

If SFUSD can arrange for activities to take place on professional development 
days, then teacher stipend funds can be eliminated and the project can reach more than 28 
schools. 

3) Project Income: Support for the project will take the form of in-kind contributions 
from the SFUSD and the S.F. Art Commission, as well as grants from foundations and 
corporations participating in the Arts Education Funders Collaborative who initiated the 
development of this project. Funds will be secured for the project over the course of a year 
(in accordance with timelines of funding agents) at an estimated rate of $25,000 a quarter. 



City and County 
of San Francisco 







25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 

94102 

(415)554-9671 
(415) 621-3868 FAX 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
^COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, April 20, 1993^4:30 p.m. 
25 V^n^e^TTVTenue, Room 70A 



AGENDA 



DOCI IMPMTq r>EPT\ 
APR 2 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 



COMMISSIONERS 

AnneHeaty 
President 

John Krlken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Arlsttdes Demetr los 
Alonzo King 
Wills Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Llm 
Ral Y. Okamoto 
Dodle Rosekrans 
Terrl Simon 
UzaZeml 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

CMc Art Collection 
CMc Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 



DISCUSSION 

1. Literary Arts Grants Program 

A. Applications and Guidelines 

B. Panel Process 

C. Schedule 

D. Budget 

2. Bond Update 

3. Special Projects Grants 

A. Application 

B. Review Process 

C. Proposed Center Projects 

1. Bay view Opera House/George Washington Carver Project 

2. Mission Cultural Center/Summer School Project 

3. Center for African Art and Culture/Summer Project 

4. Cultural Centers Consortium 

A. 25th Anniversary Programming 

5. Live/Work Seminar-ArtHouse 

MOTIONS ; 

1. Motion to approve the proposed plans for work on the recording studio at Bay view 

Opera House. 

2. Motion to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission congratulates San 

Francisco high school students on their acceptance into the California State 
Summer School for the Arts and salutes them as 1993 California Arts Scholars. 

3. Motion to approve the proposed plans for work on the Gallery and Textiles 

Department at the Mission Cultural Center. 




DOC! IMPMTS DEPT. 

APR 3 1993 

COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING SAN FRANCISCO 

Tuesday, April 20, 1993 4:30 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70A 



MINUTES 



Present: Staff— Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Jennifer Spangler, Kathleen Lane, Kathryn Bell; 
Commissioners Present—Genny Lim, Terri Simon, Alonzo King; Guests--Regi Oliver— 
Bayview; Martha Jimenez, Peter Vigil -MCC; Richard Reineccius— Cultural Centers 
Consortium.' 

Commissioners not present: Rai Okamoto 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 



DISCUSSION 

1. Literary Arts Update 

Staff summarized highlights of recent site visits to the 1992-93 grant recipients, and how 
those visits are shaping the changes in the grant guidelines for 1993-94 funding. Staff has 
reworked the guidelines to hone the goals of the project with the hopes of receiving strong 
proposals that clearly incorporate the literary arts component for 1993-94. This year's budget, 
schedule, application and guidelines were discussed, as well as strategies for reaching a wide 
audience to apply for the grant. This year's distribution of applications will be expanded to 
500 from 300 last year. 

Commissioner Lim gave her input concerning the panel process based on her participation last 
year. The possibility of distributing the proposals to the panelists differently prior to the 
screening was discussed. Staff also asked committee members to decide which commissioner 
will be on this year's panel. That decision must be made prior to June 15th CAE Committee 
Meeting. The following motion was made by Commissioner Lim, and. seconded by 
Commissioner Simon. 

Motion to approve Literary Arts Grant Pilot Program's application, guidelines, and budget for 
1993-94. Motion was unanimously approved. 

2. Bond Update 

Staff updated Committee on progress of final report on the facilities for the bond issuer. The 
final cost of the bond is approximately $21 million for 4 cultural centers and the Art 
Commission Gallery. Report was submitted to CAO's office last week. 



3. Live/Work Seminar 

ArtHouse staff gave update on artspace seminar scheduled for June. Budget and schedule for 
event were discussed, including budget for the publication "The Inspector Cometh" which will 
be available to artists and organizations at the seminar. The booklet was recently updated by 
its author, Richard Reineccius, to reflect current building codes in terms of fire, health and 
safety. 

4. 25th Anniversary Update 

Cultural Center Consortium member Richard Reineccius has been appointed to the position of 
25th Anniversary Coordinator for the upcoming 1993 celebratory events. Reineccius gave an 
update of the project proposal and budget outline submitted to Grants for the Arts for funding. 
Centers are planning events within their buildings, as well as in their communities to 
highlight all cultural center activities. Commissioner Simon has been working with the 
Consortium on this project as Commissioner Liason between the Art Commission and the 
centers. 

5. Special Projects Grants 

Staff discussed special grants process through which the cultural centers receive funds for 
special summer projects. As part of the Youth Arts Fund money, this grant is not 
competetive among the centers, and projects are funded as funds are available. Three of the 
centers plan to apply this year. Committee will review their applications at the May Program 
Committee Meeting. 

MOTIONS 

The following motions were made by Commissioner Lim, seconded by Commissioner King, 
and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve the proposed plans for work on the recording studio at Bay view Opera 
House. 

Motion to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission congratulates San Francisco high 
school students on their acceptance into the California State Summer School for the Arts and 
salutes them as 1993 California Arts Scholars. 

Motion to approve the proposed plans for work on the Gallery and Textiles Department at the 
Mission Cultural Center. 

Meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes approved by: 






Sonia Gray Joanne Chow Winship 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 



City and County 
of San Francisco 




25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 

94102 

(415)554-9671 
(415) 621-3868 FAX 



A7O-305 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
OMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 



DOC IMFMtq Df=pj 

MAY 2 4 1993 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUCLIC LIBRARY 



^- 



Tuesda>CMay 25, 199J>4:30pm 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 70A 



MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 






AGENDA 



COMMISSIONERS 

Anne Heary 
President 

John Kriken 
Vice President 

Nancy Bechtle 
Aristldes Demetrios 
Abnzo King 
Willis Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 
Genny Urn 
Ral Y. Okamofo 
Dodie Rosekrans 
Terri Simon 
Liza Zennl 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



1 . Arts Education - Ann Wcttrich 

A. Summary Update 

B. Resource Books 

C. Literary Arts Update 

Panel composition 

2. Arthouse - Jennifer Spangler 

A. Seminar "Tools for Creating Space that Works" 

3. Special Project Grants Review - Sonia Gray 

A. Art Providers Alliance 

$500 Internal Communications Service 

B. Mission Cultural Center 

$6500 Summer Youth Program 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
Joanne Chow Wlnshlp 



PROGRAMS 
ArtHouse 

Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POPS Concerts 
Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 
Suite 70 
(415)554-9677 



Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

(415)554-9682 




SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
Accessible Meeting Policy 



1. Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee 
Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, 
California. Twenty Five Van Ness is located on tho 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. Suite 70, basement 
level, can be accessed by the two main elevators in 
the lobby of the building. 

2. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic 
Center Station located at the intersection of 
Market, Hyde and Grove Street. Accessible MUNI 
Metro lines serving this location are the J,K,L,M, 
and N which stop at Van Ness Avenue and Market 
Street, one-half block from the Art Commission 
offices. Accessible MUNI lines serving the corner 
of tfan Ness and Market are 9,26, and 42. For more 
information regarding MUNI accessible services, 
pleas: ? call (415) 923-6142. 

3. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound 
enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the 
Community Arts and Education Program at 

(415) 554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. 
Late requests will be honored in possible. 

4. To allow individuals with environmental illness ct 
multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any 
meetings, individuals are requested to refrain f re n 
wearing perfume or other scented products. 

5. Accessible curbside parking has been designated or 
Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

6. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities 

(including those using wheelchairs) will be 
available. 






/ 



Tuesday, JVlayM, 1993- 4:3o7.L'" WBuSuSS^ 

San Francisco A rt^Com mission, Room 70A 

/'///MINUTES 



Present: Staff— Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Rich Newiith, Jennifer Spangler, Kathryn Bell; 
Commissioners Present-Genny Lim, Terri Simon, Alonzo King, Willis Kirk; Guests— Juan 
Carlos Cuellar, Peter Vigil -MCC; Jim Weeks-SOMAR, Sheila Preston-Arts Providers. 

Commissioners not present: Rai Okamoto 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

DISCUSSION 

1. ArtHouse Update 

Jennifer Spangler presented to the Committee plans for the upcoming ArtHouse 
seminar, entitled, "Tools for Creating Space that Works." The seminar is scheduled for June 
16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This seminar will also be presented in Los Angeles the following 
week. The presentations will include "Case Studies of Facilities that Work," "Financing 
Improvements and Acquisition," and "Sharing Space and Pooling Resources." Speakers 
include directors and representatives from local arts organizations such as Intersection, 
Lorraine Hansberry, Koncepts, and the Film Arts Foundation. A late addition to the speaker 
list is a representative from San Jose to discuss that city's unique artspace program. The 
Cultural Centers and CAE's Programs in the Community will receive scholarships to this 
seminar. 

2. Special Projects Grants Review 

Staff reoriented the Committee with the process of applying for Cultural Center 
Special Projects funding through CAE Youth Arts Fund. The funds are seed money to 
implement projects within the centers to foster arts education and cultural activities for local 
youth during the summer months. Funds are designated for projects meeting guidelines 
including the stipulation that project strategize for matching funds, and not to rely solely on 
this limited supply of funding. This grant is not a competitive one among the Centers, though 
each project must meet stated guidelines. 

Juan Carlos Cuellar, Educational Director and Peter Vigil, Development Director at 
MCC, gave a presentation on the Summer School Program that Center developed last 
summer. The program, designed to serve at-risk youth in the Mission District as a summer 
school program, provides art and cultural classes in all disciplines housed at Mission Cultural 
Center. MCC has raised $8000 toward this project for this year, and hopes to extend the 
scope of the project for next year. Cuellar believes that by engaging these individuals in the 
collective creative process, it gives them the tools to challenge/combat gang involvement that 
is prevalent in their community. 

The following motion was made by Commissioner Lim, seconded by Commissioner 



Kirk, and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve $6500 Special Projects Grant request of the Mission Cultural Center to 

assist in funding their Summer Youth Program. 

Sheila Preston of the Arts Providers Alliance was introduced and a brief summary of 
the background of the Arts Providers in relation to the Art Commission was given. Preston 
was present to answer any questions the Committee had concerning the Special Project Grant 
request. Commissioner Kirk stated that he felt the program was comprehensive and the 
request was reasonable. The Alliance was requesting $500 to assist in mailing and supplies 
for annual costs incurred by the organization. 

The following motion was made by Commissioner Kirk, seconded by Commissioner 
King, and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve $500 Special Projects Grant request of the Arts Provider Alliance to assist 
in annual operating costs of that organization. 

3. A its Education Update 

Ann Wettrich presented a draft of an Arts Education Summary describing goals, 
strategies, and policies of the Art Commission in terms of Arts Education. The summary also 
included details of current projects being developed to further the stated goals of this 
program. Committee stated that the summary was very comprehensive, and gave each 
member a clear indication of the necessity of Arts Education and the direction of current 
efforts in the field. 

The Arts Education resource guide, "Inside/Out" was recently completed and copies 
are currently being distributed to schools, arts organizations and public libraries by the San 
Francisco School District and the Art Commission. The Committee commended Wettrich and 
staff on the successful collaboration, and commented positively on the completeness and 
accessibility of the information presented. 

Staff updated Committee on progress of the second year of Literary Arts Granting. 
Applications have been sent, and staff is beginning to look into the process of selecting this 
year's panel. Recommendations for panel members by Committee are welcomed, and staff 
requested that one commissioner from the Committee be selected at that time to serve on the 
1993-94 panel. It was decided that Commissioner Kirk be this year's Committee 
representative. Panel Process is tentatively scheduled for the last week in July. 

Meeting was adjourned at 5:58 p.m. by Commissioner Lim. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes approved by: 



Sonia Gray Joanne Chow Winship 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 






S F 



A C 



MAYOR 

Thank M. Ioiidan 

COMMISSIONERS 
Ann[ Hiaiv 

r it i s i [i i n i 

|(IIIN KlUM N 

V i c i r R [ S i D i n i 

Nancy BecIITU 

Aristides Demitrios 

Aionzo Kini; 

Wiiiis F. Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

DODIE Rosi krans 

Terri SlMtlN 

Liza Zenni 



EX OFFICIO Ml Mil HIS 

Presidents of thi 

Fine Aris Museums 

Library Commission 

Pianninc Commission 

Recriation & 

Park Commission 



DIRECTOR Ol 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

Ioanne Chow Winsiiit 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Am Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

I ''COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 
Tuesday, JUmel5/i923> 4:30 p.m. 
25 Van NesTXvenue, Room 70 



AGEND 



^> 



Discussion 

1. CAAAC Lease Evaluation 

2. ArtHouse Discussion 

3. Bond Update 



DOC IMCMTcs ncpy 
JUN 111993 

SAN FF CO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

To allow individuals with environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivity to attend any 
meetings, individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or Other scented products. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. , 

25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 TEL. 415.252.2590 tax 415.252.2595 



ipi ///community arts and education DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

ft1 J * PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING JUN 2 9 1993 

4 ^,/v-v / Tuesda y' June 15 ' I993 4:30 P' m ' SAN FRANCISCO 

. - VV 'San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70 A PUBLIC LIBRARY 

MINUTES^ 



Present: Staff—Joanne Chow Winship, Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Jennifer Spangler, Kathryn 
Bell; Commissioners Present-Genny Lim, Terri Simon, Alonzo King, Rai Okamoto, Willis 
Kirk; Guests— Kola Thomas, Reverend John Lane, Willie Brown, Tunami Onabiyl, Deborah 
Craig, Nontsizi Cayou, Oba T'Shaka-CAAAC, Alma Robinson-CLA, Maria X. Martinez- 
MCC, Robert Carrillo-La Raza Graphics. 



Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:47 p.m. 



DISCUSSION 



1. CAAAC Lease Ev aluation 

Staff gave introduction and overview of evaluation process as it reads in the signed lease 
agreement with the center. Meeting was turned over to CAAAC Director Kola Thomas who 
introduced his board and staff members present. Thomas also handed out binders containing 
the self-evaluation and programming overview that has been recently completed by CAAAC. 
Board President Reverend John Lane addressed Committee and invited them to peruse the 
submitted self-evaluation document, (see attached) 

Thomas highlighted key points in the document including staff and board lists, and recent 
accomplishments. Commissioner Kirk asked about the current programs that are in place, 
which Thomas then outlined. Plans for future revenue-producing programs including a snack 
shop were discussed. Thomas concluded his presentation by respectfully submitting the report 
to the Committee and requesting another five years in the current lease agreement with the 
Art Commission. 

The following motion was made by Commissioner Okamoto, seconded by Commissioner 
Kirk, and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve the submitted report evaluation by the Center for African and African 
American Art and Culture, and continue the lease agreement held with the Art Commission 
for another five years. 



CAE Program Committee Mtg. 
June 15, 1993 page 2 



2. ArtHouse Update 

Jennifer Spangler announced to the Committee her resignation as Director of ArtHouse 
effective June 30, 1993. Spangler made a presentation of her recommendations for future 
ArtHouse planning and an overview of the current programming in place. Spangler indicated 
that she hoped that these recommendations would serve to open a discussion between 
California Lawyers for the Arts and the Art Commission concerning plans for the Director 
position and the organization's focus. Her observations included the following: 

*Still a tremendous need for the program in terms of assistance to individual artists. 

♦Several new areas of funding are opening up in the realm of facility assistance, and 
there could be opportunities for ArtHouse to provide technical assistance to 
organizations and individuals applying for and receiving funding. 

♦Suggests that the interests of California Lawyers for the Arts and the Art Commission 
in terms of ArtHouse could deviate based on current activities, and that priority 
should be given to developing both visions for the organization. However, current 
staff situations would make that very difficult unless there was an expansion, or split 
of the two visions into two separate organizations. 

A discussion of future vision for ArtHouse ensued with Alma Robinson from CLA and Art 
Commission staff and Committee members. Commissioner Lim expressed concern for the 
future of the current programming at ArtHouse, and hoped that every effort would be made to 
continue it after June 30. Director Robinson expressed her board's commitment to ArtHouse 
in its current state. Director Winship noted that there is interest by ArtHouse to expand 
beyond its advocacy and information services for artists live/work space to technical 
assistance in art space development to artist and arts organizations. At a time of shrinking 
resources both from the State and with earned income, a careful look will be given to 
evaluate this desired expansion of services. Winship will be meeting with Robinson to 
discuss the full description and implications of technical assistance services. Commissioner 
Lim and Commissioner Okamoto expressed their thanks and appreciation to Spangler for her 
work and commitment to the ArtHouse program. 

CLA's plans for transition include retaining the current position of Program Assistant and 
extending it to five days per week. 

3. Bond Update 

Staff discussed the addition of $4 million to the bond issue for a new Gay and Lesbian 
Cultural Center, bringing the total of the bond to $98 million. Currently, there are no site 
plans for the new center. Bond issue has been passed by the Board of Supervisors, and will 
be on the November ballot. 



CAE Program Committee Mtg. 
June 15, 1993 page 3 



4. Literary Arts Panel Pool 

Staff updated Committee on plans for 1993-94 Literary Arts Grants. The panel is scheduled 
for Wednesday, July 28, and Commissioner Kirk is participating in the panel process this 
year. The remaining four panelists have been selected from the Panel Pool and Staff 
requested a motion from the Committee to approve those selections. 

The following motions were made by Commissioner Lim, seconded by Commissioner King, 
and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve the new additions to the Panel Pool list for the CAE Literary Arts 
Community Pilot Grants Program. 

Motion to approve the five selected panelists for the 1993-94 Literary Arts Community Pilot 
Grants Program; Mathew Schwarzman, Dr. Willis Kirk, Dr. Febe Portillo, Rhodessa Jones, 
and Virginia Cerano. 

5. National A ssociation of Negro Musicians 

At the request of Commissioner Kirk the following resolution was made by Commissioner 
Lim, seconded by Commissioner Kirk, and unanimously approved: 

Resolution to support the 74th Annual National Convention of the National Association of 
Negro Musicians, hosted this year by the Golden Gate Chapter. 



Meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. by Commissioner Lim. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes approved by: 

Sonia Gray Joanne Chow Winsnip 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 



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£|f3 SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

QUI /// COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING rc? n ?PT. 

Tuesday, July 20, 1993 4:30 pm JUL 2 3 7993 

San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70A SAN p RANrn 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Hi/ AGENDA 



MAYOR 

FllANk M JORDAN 

COMMISSIONERS 



Anne Heaiy 
p re s i i) e n i 

|oHN KlUkl N 
V I C I P RES I 1)1 N I 

Nanc 1 BlCIITM 

AlUSIIDEs Dime IRIOs 

Aion/o Kink, 

Wiiiis F. Kntk 

ROBERT F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Rai Y. Okamoio 

Donil Rosekrans 

Ti Kiu Simon 

Li^a Zinni 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Pianninc Commission 

Recreation & 

Park Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CUI I OKA I A I I AIRS 

Ioanni Chow Winsiiii' 



programs 

Civic Art Coliection 

Civic Design Review 

Commiini iy Arts 

ix I DIKAI ION 

OPS Symphony Conc iris 
I'iiiii ic Aiu Program 



*There will be no quorum at this meeting. No motions will be approved, only 
recommendations made to the Full Commission. 



1. Discussion of CDBG Application and Grant Amount 

CAE Committee recommendation for a motion by the Full Commission 
at the August 2, 1993 meeting to approve the grant application for Youth 
Empowerment Programs to CDBG for up to $300,000 for FY 1993/94. 

2. Discussion of Cultural Centers Grant Requests 

CAE Committee recommendation for motions by the Full Commission 
to approve the following at the August 2, 1993 meeting: 

a. Motion to approve the San Francisco Fair Special Projects Grant 

proposed by the Cultural Center Consortium for youth programs 
in 1993 San Francisco Fair in the amount of $5,000. 

b. Motion to approve BES/CAAAC Special Projects Grant for a youth 

literature and drama program in the amount of $3,000. 

c. Motion to approve Go Productions/CAAAC Special Projects Grant 

for the Fillmore Street Summer Project Module in the amount of 
$4,000. 

d. Motion to approve Wajumbe/CAAAC Special Projects Grant for 

summer youth programs in the amount of $6,000. 

e. Motion to approve Bayview Opera House Special Projects Grant for 

youth programs in the amount of $6,000. 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING DOC 

Monday, July 26, 1993 3:00 p.m. AU Q Q g 1993 

San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70A 

SAN FRAN 

Meeting Notes %l* t, T^S PUBUC UBHA 

Present: Staff-Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Kathleen Lane, Kathryn Bell; Commissioners Present--Terri Simon, 
Willis Kirk; Guests-Kola Thomas, Julie Cheung, Martha Jimenez, Richard Reineccius, Rochelle Frazier. No 
Quorum Achieved—Unofficial Meeting. 

DISCUSSION 

1. Special Project Grant Review 

The following special project grants were discussed and formally recommended for approval at the August 
meeting of the Full Commission. 

*The Cultural Center Consortium has applied collectively under the sponsorship of the Mission 
Cultural Center to the Community Arts and Education Program for funding for this year's San Francisco Fair 
activities. The Fair activities are part of the programming planned by the Consortium in celebration of the 
25th Anniversary of CAE. Amount Requested: $5000 

*The Center for African and African American Art and Culture (BES Children's Educational Theater, 
Go Productions, and Wajumbe Cultural Institution) has applied for funding for summer youth programming. 
Amount Requested: $13,000 

♦Bayview Opera House has applied for funding for youth programs. Amount Requested: $6000 
Proposals were submitted to CAE and Committee members had the opportunity to review the proposals prior 
to this meeting. Commissioners Simon and Kirk were present at the meeting and recommended all of the 
above for approval by the Full Commission. 

2. CDBG Approval 

Community Arts and Education has applied to the Mayor's Office of Community Development for funding for 
ia Youth Empowerment Project. The Committee formally recommends retroactively approving this grant 
application to the Community Development Block Grant program for $227,916 for the FY 1993/94. 

3. Literary Arts Update 

Staff gave an update on the progress of this year's Literary Arts granting process. The panel review will be 
held July 28, 1993 in Room 70 at the Art Commission. The panel is a public meeting, but no testimony will 
be heard. Panel recommendations for funding will be approved at the committee level at the CAE meeting on 
August 17, 1993, and approved by the full commission at their meeting on September 6, 1993. There were 32 
applicants for the FY 1993-94. Grantees will be notified after the Full Commission has approved panel 
recommendations. 

4. 25th Anniversary Update 

Richard Reineccius gave the Committee members and staff an update on the progress of the 25th celebration. 
The Cultural Centers Consortium has been submitting proposals to various public and private funders to cover 
programming costs for the celebration, with measured success. The Consortium is anticipating $60,000- 
$70,000 in expenses for the scheduled events. 




MAYOR 

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COMMISSIONERS 
Anne Heaiy 

P R l S i i> I N I 

John Krikln 
V i c e Pkisiihni 

Nancy BtcilTl i 

ARISTILHS DemETRIOS 
AlONZO KlNli 

Wilms L Kirk 
Robert F. LaRocla 

GlNNY LlM 

Rai Y. Okamoio 

Dolill RUSIKRANS 

TlRRi Simon 

Liza Zenni 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation & 

Park Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 



Joanne Chow Winshii' 



programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Aris 

& Education 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Pumic Ari Program 



Street Artists Licenses 

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415.554 9682 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, August 17, 1993 4:30 pm 
San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70A 



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AGENDA 
Discussion 

1. Asbestos Requirements— Cultural Center Facilities 



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2. Literary Arts Panel 

a. 1993-94 Literary Arts Pilot Grant Panel Recommendations 

Motion to approve the following organizations for Literary Arts grant 
awards in the amount indicated after their name: 

Central City Hospitality House $5,000.00 

California Poets in the Schools $6,300.00 

Bayview Opera House $6,300.00 

Real Alternatives Program $6,300.00 

Brava! For Women in the Arts $6,300.00 

Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center $6,300.00 

Hayes Valley Art Learning Center $6,090.00 

Renaissance Technical Training $6,300.00 

Pilipino Creative Workshop $6,300.00 

Go Productions $5,950.00 

Portrero Hill Neighborhood House $6,300.00 

Japantown Art & Media Workshop $6,300.00 

Mission Cultural Center/Poetry $5,400.00 

Larkin Street Center $5,400.00 

Accion Latina $5,400.00 

3. Mission Cultural Center Facility Improvements 

Motion to approve the attached plans for renovation of the area known 
as Studio B (Visual Arts Studio) in the Mission Cultural Center. 

4. Arts Education 

a. Five Year Plan 

b. Prop J update— Children's Services Plan 

c. Arts Providers 




5. 25th Anniversary Update 

a. Cultural Centers Fundraiser— August 24th 

b. Programs 



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San Francisco ArTcTfinmTssion, Room 70A PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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^Minutes 



Present: Staff— Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Katie Bell; Commissioners Present— Terri Simon, 
Willis Kirk, Genny Lim; Guests— Martha Jimenez— MCC, David Bard, George Hurd— Theatre 
Rhinoceros. 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 

The following announcements regarding agenda changes were made: 

1. Under 4) Arts Education, item a, the five year plan will not be discussed. 

2. Under Old/New Business, add Turk/Fillmore Update and Committee meeting times. 

3. Under 3) MCC Facility Improvements, the studio is Studio D, not B. 



DISCUSSION 

1. Asbestos Abatement 

As a result of the recent building assessments on the four cultural centers, two of the centers 
have been identified as having exposed asbestos in a portion of their buildings. CAAAC and 
SOMAR both have had to close off areas and post hazard signs warning of the danger of 
asbestos exposure. CAAAC's abatement estimate is $18,800, and SOMAR's estimate is 
$31,600, making a total of $50,400 in costs to rectify these emergency situations. 

Staff is working with Public Works and Public Health to access emergency funds to cover 
some of these costs. Staff is in the process of organizing an educational workshop for center 
personnel on the dangers of exposure to asbestos. 

2. Literary Arts 

Staff summarized the outcome of the Literary Arts Grants panel review, held July 28. Fifteen 
projects were funded for the 1993-94 FY. Nine of the 1992-93 projects who reapplied were 
refunded, and six new projects were funded. The projects received 60 to 100% of their total 
grant request. Staff is exploring new funding sources to increase available funds for the 
1994-95 granting cycle. 

The following motion was made by Commissioner Kirk, seconded by Commissioner Simon, 

and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve the 1993-94 Literary Arts Pilot Grants Panel Recommendations for the 

following organizations to receive a Literary Arts grant in the amounts that follow their 

names: 

Central City Hospitality House $5,000.00 

California Poets in the Schools $6,300.00 



CAE Committee Minutes page 2 
8/17/93 

Bayview Opera House $6,300.00 

Real Alternatives Program $6,300.00 

Brava! For Women in the Arts $6,300.00 

Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center $6,300.00 

Hayes Valley Art Learning Center $6,090.00 

Renaissance Technical Training $6,300.00 

Pilipino Creative Workshop $6,300.00 

Go Productions $5,950.00 

Potrero Hill Neighborhood House $6,300.00 

Japantown Art & Media Workshop $6,300.00 

Mission Cultural Center/Poetry $5,400.00 

Larkin Street Youth Center $5,400.00 

Accion Latina $5,400.00 

3. Mission Cultural Center 

Martha Jimenez summarized the work that will be done on the Studio D portion of their 
building. The center has plans to house a graphics lab with computers. These improvements 
are not major structural changes, but will allow the graphics lab to be enclosed so that the 
computers are better secured. Estimates for costs are $3,000 to $4,000. 

The following motion was made by Commissioner Kirk, seconded by Commissioner Simon, 
and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve the attached plans for renovation of the area known as Studio D in the 
Mission Cultural Center 

4. Arts Education 

a Prop J 

Staff updated Committee on the Prop J, Children's Fund current request for proposals. Staff 
has learned that the Art Commission can apply for this, in collaboration with other 
community based organizations. The Cultural Centers Consortium has indicated it is 
interested in partnering with the Art Commission on a proposal. An organizational meeting 
will be held at Bayview Opera House to discuss the possibilities of collaboration. There is a 
total of $2,331,000 available, and seven grants will be awarded. 

b. Arts Providers 

Staff summarized history of Art Commission's involvement with the Arts Providers, and 
updated on current activities of this organization. They are looking to the Art Commission 
for leadership and coordination of meetings. Staff has placed a volunteer intern with the Arts 
Providers to aid in some of the administrative duties, but plans for long term administrative 
support have not been decided. 

5. 25th Anniversary 

Commissioner Simon updated the Committee on plans for the Cultural Center celebrations 



CAE Committee Minutes page 3 
8/17/93 

that are planned. Martha Jimenez gave an overview of the San Francisco Fair (scheduled for 
September 4, 5, and 6) plans which will include hands-on art projects for children and 
performances on the Garden Stage that weekend. All activities will be free. Schedules will 
be distributed for the September events. 

6. Old/New Business 

a. Turk/ Fillmore Building 

The staff is recommending the Art Commission consider entering into a long-term lease 
agreement with a community organization with the understanding that necessary repairs would 
need to be accomplished by the organization. There are several groups interested, and an 
RFP would need to be issued. Staff is working with the Department of Real Estate to 
develop an RFP and determine the process. 

/?, Meeting Times 

Committee discussed moving the monthly meeting time to earlier in the day. It was decided 

that the Community Arts and Education Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the third 
Tuesday of each month. 



Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 5:52. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes approved by: 

Sonia Gray 

Director, Community Arts and Education 




Joanne Chow Winsnip 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



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4IS.252.258I 



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W COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE^ MEETING 

Tuesday, , September 21, 1993^ 3:30 p.m.* 
San Francisco Ail Commission, Room 70A p>pm imcmts HEPT, 



* Please note the new time. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



AGENDA 

Discussion 

1. Mission Cultural Center/La Raza Graphics Merger Discussion-Maria 
Martinez 



Art Commission Gaiury 

155 Grovi SiREtr 

415.554.9682 



2. Hoffman-Lewis Project 

a. Motion to approve Gannett Bus Shelter designs for Cultural Centers 
advertising campaign. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



3. 1993-94 CAE Grant Allocations 

a. Motion to approve the following 1993 

grantees from the indicated funding sources: 

Programs in the Communities 

Sunset Parkside Education Committee 
Visitacion Valley Community Center 
Central City Hospitality House 
Sheriffs Re-Entry Arts Program 
Richmond Community Center 
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House 
Chinatown Community Arts Program 

Festivals 

Youth Arts Festival 
Visitacion Valley Community Center 
Richmond Community Center 
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House 
Chinatown Community Arts Program 
Central City Hospitality House 

Cultural Centers 

Building Maintenance 
CAAAC/Bayview Opera House* 

Collaborative Special Project 
Mission Cultural Center* 

CSSSA 

Student Scholarships 

ArtHouse 

Operating Grant 



94 allocations 


for CAE 


$4,500 


(GFTA) 


$18,500 


(GFTA) 


$18,500 


(GFTA) 


$18,500 


(GFTA) 


$11,000 


(GFTA) 


$15,000 


(GFTA) 


$6,000 


(GFTA) 


$10,000 


(YAF) 


$3,250 


(PAF) 


$3,250 


(PAF) 


$3,250 


(PAF) 


$3,250 


(PAF) 


$3,250 


(PAF) 



$24,000 



(GFTA) 



$10,000 


(YAF) 


$5,000 


(YAF) 


$3,000 


(YAF) 


$28,750 


(CAC, NEA, 




PAF) 



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4. Prop J Collaborative 

a. Motion to approve an application to Prop J for funds up to $500,000 
for the collaborative program "Youth Career Development in the Arts." 

b. Motion to approve a payment to Joyce Cassell in the amount of 
$200.00 for development of Prop J grant proposal. 

5. Old Business 

6. New Business 

*see enclosed grant proposals 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the 
needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
comer of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement" level, and 
can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cuibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist die city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system \tfttrbe 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and 
Education Program at (415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be 
honored if possible. 



% * ,;, SEP 2 8 1993 

f/ ,f?$ Community arts and education san p. ;: 

' ' PROGRAM CaMMITIEEMEETING PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Tuesday,_Sep jember 21, Jj»i5> 3:30 p.m. 
San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70 

A/ ... 

Minutes 



Present: Staff— Joanne Chow Winship, Richard Newirth, Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Katie 
Bell; Commissioners Present— Terri Simon, Willis Kirk, Genny Lim, Steven Nakajo; Guests- 
Maria Martinez, Rene Castro, Martha Jimenez— MCC, Alma Robinson, Kathleen Lane— 
ArtHouse; Bob Carillo— La Raza Graphics; Idris Ackamoor— Cultural Odyssey; Pat Kaussen— 
Richmond Community Center; Julie Kavanaugh— Visitacion Valley Community Center. 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m. 

DISCUSSION 

1. La Raza Graphics/MCC Merger 

Maria Martinez, Bob Carillo and Rene Castro presented the committee and staff with an 
outline of the proposed merger of these two organizations. Martinez introduced the proposal, 
and Carillo gave a brief history of the merger plan, which began two years ago. The two 
organizations are investigating the most strategic way that they can combine and strengthen 
their resources to better serve their community. Both are interested in developing the arts in 
the Mission, and working together to net shared resources, rather than competing for them. 

Plans for a new management structure, name and space use have not been solidified. The 
MCC/La Raza merger committee will be soliciting community input and involvement with 
this process to insure the needs of the constituency are met. 

Joanne Chow Winship voiced Art Commission support of this proposed plan, and requested 
that staff be kept informed as plans develop. Further meetings to discuss administrative 
structure and space use are requested, as they relate to the current Memorandum of 
Understanding held by MCC with the Art Commission. A new MOU will need to be drafted 
to encompass these changes. Committee members were also supportive of this merger, and 
requested updates and quarterly reports on the planning process in the coming months. 

2. Hoffman/Lewis Campaign 

Staff gave summary of this project, which was solicited by the advertising firm 
Hoffman/Lewis who were interested in doing a pro bono campaign relating to the arts. The 
firm conceptualized a series of bus shelter posters to fill 30 Gannett Bus Shelters, donated to 
this campaign, "Support Your Cultural Centers," as part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration 
of CAE. Six students who participate in various cultural center programs, have been selected 
to be photographed for these posters. The cost to the Art Commission will be in printing 
these posters. 



9/21/93 CAE Minutes page 2 

The following motion was made by Commissioner Kirk, seconded by Commissioner Simon, 
and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve the concept of the Cultural Center campaign by Hoffman/Lewis, and 
allocate up to $4,700 for the printing of the posters, contingent upon printer's bid. 



4. 1993-94 CAE Grant Allocations 

Staff requested approval of the 1993-94 grant expenditures to the grantees whose applications 
were approved in February to apply to CAE, as well as approval of two special project grants. 
Organizations who were present spoke on their own behalf regarding programming, and the 
two special projects grants by Mission Cultural Center and Bayview Opera House/CAAAC 
were discussed. 

The following motion was made by Commissioner Kirk, seconded by Commissioner Simon, 
and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve the following 1993-94 allocations for CAE grantees from the indicated 
funding sources: 

Programs in the Communities 

Sunset Parkside Education Committee 

Visitacion Valley Community Center 

Central City Hospitality House 

Sheriffs Re-Entry Arts Program 

Richmond Community Center 

Potrero Hill Neighborhood House 

Chinatown Community Arts Program 

Festivals 

Youth Arts Festival 

Visitacion Valley Community Center 

Richmond Community Center 

Potrero Hill Neighborhood House 

Chinatown Community Arts Program 

Central City Hospitality House 

Cultural Centers 

Building Maintenance 

CAAAC/Bayview Opera House 

Collaborative Special Project 

Mission Cultural Center 

CSSSA 

Student Scholarships 

ArtHouse 

Operating Grant 

4. Prop J Collaborative Project 

Staff briefed committee members on the collaborative proposal to the Mayor's Office of 
Children, Youth and their Families, "Youth Career Development in the Arts." This project 
would utilize the resources of 1 1 local organizations, including the cultural centers and Center 
for the Arts. The goals of the project are to build career skills in the arts for students ages 1 1 
to 17, giving them the tools of creative expression that will ultimately reduce violence, 



$ 4,500 


(GFTA) 


$18,500 


(GFTA) 


$18,500 


(GFTA) 


$18,500 


(GFTA) 


$11,000 


(GFTA) 


$15,000 


(GFTA) 


$ 6,000 


(GFTA) 


$10,000 


(YAF) 


$ 3,250 


(PAF) 


$ 3,250 


(PAF) 


$ 3,250 


(PAF) 


$ 3,250 


(PAF) 


$ 3,250 


(PAF) 


$24,000 


(GFTA) 


$10,000 


(YAF) 


$ 5,000 


(YAF) 


$ 3,000 


(YAF) 


$28,750 


(CAC, NEA, 




PAF) 



9/21/93 CAE Minutes page 3 

improve their educational potential and strengthen long-term career goals. This is the first 
year tKa?"the Art Commission has been considered an appropriate city agency to access these 
children's services funds, recognizing that the arts are a vital component of social services. 
The Commission is acting as the lead agency on this project. The Art Commission would 
then regrant the funds to the involved organizations for implementation. 

Committee requested more detailed information on the project. The proposal was in draft 
form, and staff provided a summary page and discussion of the project. Committee had 
concerns that the funds requested would not be adequate to fund the entire scope of the 
proposal. Commissioner Lim stated that final approval could not be given at committee level 
unless the complete proposal was reviewed, though she did fully support the concept. 
The following motions were made by Commissioner Simon, seconded by Commissioner Kirk, 
and unanimously approved: 

Motion to approve the submission of application to Prop J for funds in the amount of 
$846,609 for the collaborative program, "Youth Career Development in the Arts," contingent 
upon full approval of proposal by the Art Commission. 

Motion to approve a payment to Joyce Cassell in the amount of $200 for development of 
Prop J grant proposal. 



Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 5:00 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes^approved by: 

42 






Sonia Gray Joanne Chow Winsni] 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 






MAYOR 

Frank M. Jordan 

commissioners 

Anne Healy 
president 

JOHN Kriken 
VlCt PRE SIDE NT 

Nancy Bechtle 

ARISTIDSS Demitrioi 

Alonzo King 

Willis F. Kirk 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Genny Lim 

Rai Y. Okamoto 

dooie rosekrans 

Term Simon 

Liza Zenni 

ex officio members 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

' Planning Commission 

Recreation & 

Park Commission 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

)oanne Chow Winship 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art Program 



'AN FRANCISCO/iART COMMISSION 

COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATIQR&C' IMFMTS DEPT. 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 3 

Tuesday. October 19.1 993^3;30 p.m. 
San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70A p^uo^brary 




^AGENDA 
Discussion 

1. Mission Cultural Center 

a. Facility walk-through update 

2. Bayview Opera House—Special Project Grant* 

a. Motion to approve Bayview Opera House Youth Visual Arts 
Program with Carver Elementary School in the amount of $5,000 from the 
Youth Arts Fund. 

3. Cultural Centers/Commissioners Meeting Update 

4. Asbestos Update 

a. CAAAC 

b. SOMAR 

5. Old Business 

6. New Business 

♦see enclosed grant proposal 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2S81 



Art Commission Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 




*r*r 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



25 Van Nf^ 



ite 240. San Franc- o, CA. 9410'' tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.2 5 2.2595 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

Pursuant to City policy and tlie requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the 
needs of persotis with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and 
can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbs ide parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses --serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and 
Education Program at (415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be 
honored if possible. 



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MAYOR 
FRANK M. Ioritan 



COMMISSIONERS 

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Ioiin Krimn 
Via I' u i s 1 1) i n i 

Nanc. ) Hull 1 1 1 
Arisiidis Dimetkios 

AlONZU KlNl, 

Witus F. KlRk 

Robert F. LaRocca 

Ginny Lim 

RAI Y. OkAMOlO 

Doou Rosikrans 
TiKiu Simon 

LlZA ZtNNI 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents 01 mi 

Fini Aids Miimiims 

i iiikaky commission 

Pianninc Commission 

Ricriaiion & 

Park Commission 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, ^ove^TBejM6Tr99^> 3:30 p.m. 
San Francisco An Commission, Room 70A 



DOO'IMPWTS DEPT, 

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public library 



AGENDA 
Discussion 

Cultural Center Plan 

1. Short term plan for facilities 

2. Long term planning process 

a. review and recommendations for consultants 

b. schedule of meetings 

Arts Education Update 

1. November 19 Teleconference 

2. Arts Education staff support 

a. Motion to authorize Intersection for the Arts to pay for staff 
support for arts education in the amount of $6,913.00 

Old Business 

New Business 

1. 1993-94 meeting schedule 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

loANNt Chow Winsiiii 1 



programs 

Civic Art Coilection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Aris 

& Educai ion 

POPS Symi'Mony Coni iris 

Puiuic Aid Program 



St hi i r Ariisis I.icensis 

Sum 70 

41S.253.2S8I 



Art Commission Gailery 

155 Grovi Situ i i 

415 554 9082 




ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities 
Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held a! 25 Van Ness 
Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, 
and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible scaling for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, Li M, and N Tralns--stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses--serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's 
efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other aiiendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request at 
meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)554-9671 at least 72 hours 
prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Present: Staff-Richard Newirth, Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Katie Bell; Commissioners 
Present-Terri Simon, Willis Kirk, Genny Lim, Steven Nakajo; Guests—Alma Robinson, 
Devorah Major, Rachelle Axel, — California Lawyers for the Arts; Kathleen Lane, — 
ArtHouse. 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 3:40 p.m. 

DISCUSSION 

1 . Cultural Center Plan 

a. Short Term Issues 

Mission Cultural Center's fire protection systems are scheduled to be tested and 
certified on Wednesday, November 17. This work will remedy the current code violations 
established as priority items by the San Francisco Fire Department. 

Staff discussed the status of maintenance funds for the current fiscal year. Capital 
Improvements funds at approximately $53,000 covers only a fraction of the annual $300,000 
need for all four cultural center buildings. Needs for the buildings include contractual costs 
for services to the building as well as maintenance and repairs. Some of the repairs on these 
buildings are critical to the safety of the staff of the centers. Committee discussed process 
by which the existing funds will be spent in 1993-94. The first priority is meeting all code 
violations to keep the facilities open, and then repairs considered "emergency" status by both 
Art Commission and Cultural Center staffs. 

b. Long Term Planning 

Committee discussed alternate funding possiblities for the center's maintenance costs. 
It was determined that the Art Commission should work to gain representation on the Capital 
Improvements Advisory Committee in order to leverage future funds for this increasingly 
serious situation. All other city departments that are responsible for maintaining city 
properties have representation on this committee. Staff also would like to explore the 
possibilities of the individual centers accessing CDBG funding through the Mayor's Office. 
Bayview Opera House is situated in a designated redevelopment area and there is a posibility 
for them to receive funds from that agency. Committee recommended that Bayview's needs 
as identified in the facility assessment for the bond be used to leverage these funds. 

After a preliminary meeting with art commissioners, center staff and board members, it 
was decided that facilitated discussions would be scheduled to help establish a plan for Art 
Commission/Cultural Center relations. The Committee is anxious to move forward with these 
meetings. Committee recommended that the consultants who are being considered submit a 
proposal based on an RFP to be issued by staff. Committee will review and approve a 
consultant at the December 21 CAE Committee meeting. 



9/21/93 CAE Minutes page 2 

Committee made two motions to set a plan of action for long term cultural center 
relations: 

Motion made by Commissioner Nakajo to seek Art Commission representation on the Capital 
Improvements Advisory Committee. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simon and 
unanimously approved. 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to issue an RFP to the consultants for the long range 
planning meetings between the Art Commission and the Cultural Centers. Motion was 
seconded by Commissioner Simon and unanimously approved. 

2. Arts Education Update 

a. NASAA Teleconference 

Staff updated the Committee on the final preparations for the November 19 
teleconference, "Building Coalitions for a Creative America." The event will be hosted by 
Commissioner Terri Simon and include representatives from arts, civic and private business 
sectors of San Francisco. 

b. Arts Education Assistant 

Arts Education Officer, Ann Wettrich, is currently planning two new arts education 
projects with the funders collaborative. In order to manage the increased administrative 
responsibilities, there is a need for staff support. Committee members agreed that arts 
education is a priority of the Art Commission, and should be adequately supported to execute 
these new projects successfully. The following motion was made by Commissioner Nakajo, 
seconded by Commissioner Kirk and unanimously approved: 

Motion to authorize Intersection for the Arts to pay for staff support for arts education in the 
amount of $6,913.00. 

c. Professional Development Project 

Ann Wettrich updated the Committee on the progress of this new project, and thanked 
Commissioner Kirk for attending the first planning meeting. Commissioner Lim and 
Commissioner Kirk will be involved with the planning process of this project. The RFP for 
the contractor who will act as the project coordinator is being circulated and the position will 
be filled by the second week in December. 

3. New Business 

a. New Meeting Times 

Committee members requested a change in time for the 1994-95 schedule of meetings. 
The Community Arts and Education Committee will convene at 4 p.m. on the third Tuesday 
of each month. The Committee members also requested that the meetings resume being held 
at one of the cultural centers every other month, so that they can stay involved with the 
community and familiar with related issues. 



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b. California Lawyers for the Arts Presentation 

Staff from ArtHouse and CLA gave a presentation on the Arts and Community 
Development Project, now entering its second year. This project employs high school age 
students who are interested in arts related careers in various arts organizations. In the first 
phase, the placements were primarily in nonprofit settings, but staff has sought out a list of 
for profit arts organizations and businesses who are interested in having these student 
employees. This project is funded by the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Their 
Families. It involves opportunities for apprenticeships, internships and mentoring and served 
45 students and 17 organizations in the first phase of summer job training. The second phase 
will involve afterschool opportunities. Commissioner Lim commended CLA's efforts, and 
called the project "progressive and visionary." 



Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 5:00 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes approvedJ)y: 




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1. Discussion and action: Establishing cultural center maintenance process 

a. Motion to approve a grant in the amount of $2,000.00 each 10 the Center for African and 
African American Art and Culture, Bayview Opera House, Mission Cultural Center and South of 
Market Cultural Center specifically for building maintenance expenses for work projects estimated at 
$500.00 or less. 

2. 1994-95 Applications Processes for GFTA and CAC 

a. Motion to authorize Community Arts and Education to apply for 1994-95 Grants for the 
Arts funding in the amount up to $300,000. 

b. Motion to authorize Community Arts and Education to apply for 1994-95 California Arts 
Council funding in the amount up to $30,000. 

3. Discussion: Cultural Centers Planning Consultant/Long range planning process 

4. Discussion and action: Arts Education, Projects Update 

a. Motion to support the San Francisco Art Commission's participation in the Arts Education 
Professional Development collaboration with the San Franciscso Unified School District, the Arts 
Education Funders Collaborative and the Arts Providers. The San Francisco Foundation as fiscal 
sponsor for the project will facilitate all payment to necessary parties. The Art Commission will be 
compensated for technical assistance services, supplies and administrative expenditures related to the 
project. 

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J, K, I., M, and N Trains-slopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building 

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meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Fducation Program at (415)554-9671 at least 72 hours 
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, December 21, 1993 3:30 p.m. 

San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70 

Minutes 

Present: Commissioners -- Terri Simon, Willis Kirk, Steven Nakajo; Staff -- Richard 
Newirth, Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Katie Bell; Intern - Lauren Hewitt; Guests -- Kathleen 
Lane, ArtHouse; Kola Thomas, CAAAC; Rochelle Frazier, Bayview Opera House; Ernie 
Rivera, Jack Davis, Richard Reineccius, SOMAR. 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 3:40 p.m. 

DISCUSSION AND ACTION 

1. Establishing cultural center maintenance process. 

It was presented by staff that a new process for correcting maintenance problems was needed 
to facilitate payment to vendors in a more timely manner and to alleviate some of the 
administrative paper work involved in processing small checks. The recommendation put forth 
was to establish a $2000 maintence fund per center so that small maintenance items such as 
broken windows, clogged toliets, broken locks could be maintained internally and not have to 
go through CAE. The funds would be granted to each center with renewable options upon 
submittal of reports with receipts showing expenditure of funds for maintenance items. This 
account would only be availiable for items under $500 and for items over that limit, each 
center would have to contact CAE with job estimates as they now do. 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve a grant in the amount of $2000 each to the 
Center for African and African American Art and Culture, Bayview Opera House, Mission 
Cultural Center and the South of Market Cultural Center specifically for building maintenance 
expenses for work projects estimated at $500 or less. Motion was seconded by Commissioner 
Simon and unanimously approved. 



2. Application processes for 1994-95 Grants for the Arts (GFTA) and California Arts Council 

(CAC). 

Staff explained the changes on next year's applications to GFTA. GFTA is no longer 
allowing the Cultural Center contractual services line items to be a part of next year's request. 
These items, such as security, vehicle maintenance (SOMAR), elevator service, sewer charges, 
and fire extinguishers maintenance total approximately $24,000 annually. We will need to 
explore other areas for funding. Other areas for which we will be seeking additional funding 
are Neighborhood Festivals, and the continuation of the Technical Assistance Program in 
which all the Centers have been taking part. Currently our total GFTA allocation is $150,000. 



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12/21/93 
Page 2 of 4 

The CAC request will continue to cover salary expenses lor the Arts Ed. Officer and 
ArtHouse. No changes will be made to that application. Currently our CAC allocation is 
$27,000. 

Motion made by Commission Nakajo to authorize Community Arts and Education to apply 
for 1994-95 Grants for the Arts funding in the amount up to $200,000 and to apply for 1994- 
95 California Arts Council funding in the amount up to $30,000. Motion was seconded by 
Commission Simon and unanimously approved. 



3. Cultural Centers Planning Consultant/Long Range Planning Process. 

Staff reviewed background of past cultural center/Art Commission relations and recent facility 
issues that have necessitated a re-examination of that 20+ year relationship. The Art 
Commission is interested in exploring all options for future relations and that means assessing 
the long term goals of each center and the Art Commission, and making decisions based on 
those goals. Following CAE's last committee meeting on November 16, it was decided that a 
consultant would be contracted to facilitate this dialogue. 

A request for proposals for prospective consultants has been developed outlining the critical 
issues. Staff has not established a firm timeline for the entire planning process, as it is 
crucial that this process be inclusive of all parties and all issues. To begin the planning, Art 
Commission staff would like to have a panel discussion the week of January 29 that would 
invite artistic and cultural community leaders to discuss model community centers inside and 
outside the Bay Area, providing input and insight into this planning process. 

Commissioner Nakajo expressed concern that the centers might not have a long range plan in 
place around which to shape these decisions. Jack Davis, representing SOMAR, detailed the 
center's recent efforts toward forming a long range plan, including specific goals relating to 
space use. Richard Reineccius said that this planning process should occur concurrenly with 
each center's planning processs and not impede existing center activities. Commissioner Kirk 
said that all commissioners need to be a part of this process, not just the CAE committee 
members. He requested that staff arrange a tour of each center and include all commissioners 
to keep them informed and involved. 

Staff is looking to choose a consultant by February, and will be reviewing proposals with the 
centers in the next month. All proposals that come to committee level will be competitive, 
and the committee will have approval of final selections. 

4. Arts Education Update. 

Richard Newirth suggested an amendment to the language of the motion on the agenda for 
consideration, and clarified the wording surrounding the fiscal agency of the San Francisco 
Foundation for the Professional Development Project. 



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Page 3 of 4 



Motion made by Commissioner Nakajo to support the San Francisco Art Commission's 
participation in the Arts Education Professional Development collaboration with the San 
Franc ico Unified School District, the Arts Education Funders Collaborative and the Arts 
Providers. The San Francisco Foundation, as fiscal sponsor for the project, will facilitate all 
payment to necessary parties including the Art Commission. The Art Commission will be 
reimbursed for technical assistance services, supplies and administrative expenditures related 
to the project. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Simon and unanimously 
approved. 

Ann Wettrich gave an update on the hiring process for the Professional Development 
consultant. Representatives from each of the collaborators on the project are conducting final 
interviews, and hope to make a choice by the last week in December. The next steering 
committee meeting will be held January 5. 

The Arts Education Clearinghouse project with the new Main Library is still in the planning 
stages, but the library representatives are very interested in the range of possibilities for this 
project. 

There will be another Arts Education Teleconference on January 18, 1994 sponsored by 
Internet and facilitated by Ann Wettrich. 



5. Presidio Development Update. 

Kathleen Lane from ArtHouse gave an update of the planning at the Presidio. The Park 
Service has been taking public comment regarding space use for arts and cultural programs, 
and ArtHouse has been very active in garnering this type of public support. Both 
Commissioner Kirk and Kola Thomas, representing CAAAC, requested that the Commission 
take a lead role in ensuring that a strong component of the Presidio development include arts 
and culture, and advocate to the communities the importance of being a part of this project. 



6. New Business. 

Kola Thomas asked for Commission support of the continuation of the Technical Assistance 
Program, funded through CAE, and described how vital this planning process has been for 
CAAAC. He also asked that the Commission continue to support the line item of Light, Heat 
and Power for the centers in the general fund budget, as this is a vulnerable item at annual 
budget reviews. 



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12/21/93 
Page 4 of 4 

Thomas requested the Commission support a letter from the Consortium of Cultural Centers 
to Quentin Kopp asking that he retract a printed statement concerning the centers. These 
items could not be discussed by the committee, as it did not appear on the agenda for official 
discussion, in accordance with the recently instated Sunshine Ordinance. 

Meeting was adjourned by Commissioner Kirk at 4:55 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes approved by: 

Sonia B. Gray Joanne Chow Winship 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 








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Bureau of Architecture Project Updates 

a. Discussion of cultural center projects 
Professional Development Update 

a. Contractor position filled-Emerald Consulting 

b. Timeline/planning meetings 
Cultural Center Planning Process 

a. RFP update 

b. Kick-off panel 

Cultural Arts Project Planning with SF Housing Authority 
Presidio Discussion— Kathleen Lane 



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A CCESSIBIUTY INFORM A TION 

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Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the 
needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be 
held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All 
meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators 
in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 



Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 







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or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and 
Education Program at (415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be 
honored if possible. 



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a. Discussion of cultural center projects 

2. Professional Development Update 

a. Contractor position filled— Emerald Consulting 

b. Timeline/planning meetings 

3. Cultural Center Planning Process 

a. RFP update 

b. Kick-off panel 

4. Cultural Arts Project Planning with SF Housing Authority 

5. Presidio Discussion— Kathleen Lane 

6. Letter to Quentin Kopp 



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the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, 
and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, 
will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market 

Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554- 
8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to 
accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community 
Arts and Education Program at (415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. 
Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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///COMMUNITY ART-S AND EDUCATION 

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Present: Staff— Joanne Chow Winship, Sonia Gray, Ann Wettrich, Katie Bell; Commissioners 
Present—Terri Simon, Genny Lim, Steven Nakajo; Guests— Kola Thomas, Deborah Craig from 
CAAAC. 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m. 

DISCUSSION 

1. Bureau of Architecture Project Updates 

This discussion was tabled until the February 8, 1994 Community Arts and Education 
committee meeting. 

2. Arts Education/Professional Development Update 

Emerald Consulting has been hired by the various parties involved with the 
Professional Development project, and the project participants will have their first steering 
committee meeting on January 12, 1994. 

The Clearinghouse project has been put on hold with the public library. The new 
main library will be the site of the Arts Education Clearinghouse, but the library staff has not 
decided what department will be responsible. Staff is meeting with Scott Stoner, who is the 
head of the National Arts Education Clearinghouse, to have input from that project and share 
information in the planning stages of the local project. 

3. Cultural Center Planning Process 

a. The request for proposals has been finalized and will be circulated, with a deadline 
date of February 4, 1994 for all proposals. Staff added a timeline that coordinates the 
selection process with the committee level and full commission meetings. Staff suggested 
that the timeline be pushed back to allow the consultants more time to prepare their proposals. 
The committee agreed that even an extra week would make a difference. The deadline was 
moved from February 4 to February 11, 1994, and the selection panel will meet for interviews 
the week of February 14, with final approval at the full commission meeting on March 7. 

b. A kick-off panel will be held on Saturday, January 29, 1994 to discuss the issues 
and options for the cultural centers as we start this long range plan. The panelists will be 
representative of various community cultural centers around the state, and the discussion will 
center around what these individuals have done within their communities. 

The panel will be held at CAAAC and begin at 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. on January 29. 
Commissioner Lim suggested that there be some form of art represented on the panel day, 
integrated into the discussion. It was decided there will be a brief artist homage arranged by 
staff and Kola Thomas. 



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4. Housing A uthority Project 

Staff is in the planning process of a project in collaboration with the San Francisco 
Housing Authority to implement afterschool art projects within five of the San Francisco 
Housing Projects. There has been a planning meeting bringing artists to the table to discuss 
how artists will be integrated into these projects. Staff will keep committee informed on the 
progress. 

5. Presidio Planning 

This discussion was tabled to the Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 
18, 1994. Kola Thomas was present to circulate information he obtained from 
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi regarding the Presidio. Thomas made a statement that 
expressed his concern that the Art Commission had been entirely left out of the initial 
planning process and the Art Commissioners should make every effort to be involved now. 
Commissioner Lim thanked Thomas for his efforts in getting the planning information, and 
moved that the discussion be continued at the Executive Committee meeting on 1/18. 

6. Letter to Quentin Kopp 

There was an open letter from Senator Kopp to the SF Independent newspaper in late 
October that made derogatory references toward the cultural centers and their involvement 
with the Prop. A bond measure. The centers circulated a letter to correct his statements and 
asked for the Art Commission to support it. There was a misunderstanding as to the origin of 
Senator Kopp's original statements, so the Art Commission did not sign the letter. However, 
the Art Commission stands in support of the Cultural Centers, and would like to make a 
commitment to the education of Senator Kopp, as well as other public officials, in the worth 
of community -based art and cultural programming. 

Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes^pprovedjDy: 

Sonia Gray Joanne Chow Winship 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 





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1. CAAAC Introductions and Overview--Kola Thomas 

2. Residential Companies Presentations 

a. Wajumbe Cultural Institute 

b. Go Productions 

c. BES Children's Educational Theatre 

d. Cultural Odyssey 

e. Community Arts Productions (CAP) 

f. African American Historical and Cultural Society 



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Presidents oe hie 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation & 

Park Commission 



3. CAAAC Staff Presentations 

4. Redevelopment Agency Contract 

a. Scope of work 

b. Economic Development Project 



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Ioanne Chow Winsmip 



5. Open discussion on strategic planning process 

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Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and 
the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, 
and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, 
will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market 

Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554- 
8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to 
accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community 
Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. 
Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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r l PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING P(/ e J 

Tuesday, February 8, 1994 4:30 p.m. " L, ^AFfy 

Center for African and AlHcan~AnTerican Art and Culture 

Minutes 

Present: Staff—Sonia Gray, Katie Bell, Lauren Hewitt~CAE Intern; Commissioners Present— Terri 
Simon, Genny Lim, Steven Nakajo, Willis Kirk; Guests— Kola Thomas, Deborah Craig, Idris 
Ackamoor, Genevieve Bayan, Dwan Muhammed from CAAAC, Jack Davis from SOMAR. 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 

DISCUSSION 

1. CAAAC Introductions and Overview 

Director Kola Thomas introduced his center, its structure and explained the relationship 
with the resident companies that reside within the facility. He said, "The strength of the center is 
the programming of the residents." Director Thomas introduced each of the resident companies 
and briefed the committee on their new projects: 

Supporters of Western Addition Cultural Center (SOWACC) has changed their name, as a result 
of recent planning through the CAE technical assistance program, to Community Arts 
Productions. They are awaiting final approval of the name. 

The San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society is located at Fort Mason 
Center, and has recently rennovated their gallery space. They have a library/ resource 
center on the second floor of CAAAC. 

BES Children 's Education Theater is currently in production of a play entitled, "Mother in the 
Hood." The play will run the weekend of the 18th and 19th of February at the Buriel Clay 
Theater at CAAAC 

Wajumbe Cultural Institute received a Prop J grant for a collaborative project with the 
Sojouner Truth program. The program has recently expanded, and is now being held on 
site at CAAAC. Wajumbe will also be hosting the annual Celebration of Black Music and 
Dance at Fort Mason February 18-20. 

Cultural Odyssey has gained recent national and international exposure for both its work 
with incarcerated women at San Bruno Jail, and for "Emergency Report," a recent 
collaborative production through a CAE Literary Arts grant with youth from 
Bayview /Hunter's Point, Sunnyside and the Western Addition/Fillmore. 
Go Productions is involved in their Literary Arts grant project, a theater-based project with 
youth in the Fillmore and Western Addition. 

Director Thomas attributes much of the center's success to the dedication of its board 
members. The center staff has recently expanded to include Dwan Muhammed, who has been 
hired to assist the Director in development for the center itself. 

2. Residential Companies Presentations 
a. Cultural Odyssey~Co-Artistic Director Idris Ackamoor gave a presentation on the 

current activities of Cultural Odyssey. The third year of the Medea Project: Theater for 
Incarcerated Women is in progress. This year's production, "A Taste of Somewhere Else: A Place 



CAE page 2 

at the Table" will be presented at Center for the Arts newly opened Performing Arts Center, 
running for six nights over two weekends, February 10-12, 18-20. This highly successful program 
receives local, as well as national recognition for its work. Tom Brokaw of NBC's Nightly News 
recently visited the center and the jail site to interview Directors Rhodessa Jones and Idris 
Ackamoor, and the actors. The piece will air February 18 at 5:30 p.m. on Nightly News' feature 
American Close-Up. 

On March 4, the youth cast from "Emergency Report," has been asked to perform at 
Stanford University for a conference hosted by the organization Children Now in Palo Alto. The 
conference topics include examining the media. 

b. Community Arts Productions-Genevieve Bay an gave a presentation of the activities that 
the company produces annually. Formerly SOWACC, Community Arts Productions organizes the 
Juneteenth Festival, currently in its seventh year. The Juneteenth Festival celebrates the 
abolishment of slavery. Last year, the festival took place at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, and 
the year before it was held at Civic Center. The site for this year's celebration has not been 
confirmed. It is an important event for the entire African American community within San 
Francisco, but especially for the residents of the Western Addition/Fillmore. CAP is supported by 
Grants for the Arts for this festival. 

3. CAAAC Redevelopment Plan 

Director Thomas outlined the current draft for the scope of work that will be done through 
funding from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Phase I of the project is. slated to begin 
sometime in April and will cover: 

1. Replacement of the roof. 

2. Asbestos abatement on the roof 

3. Replacement of elevator to upgrade to ADA/safety standards. 

Phase II will cover the heat and venthilation systems in the building. There is also approximately 
$100,000 allocated for an Economic Development Project for the center. The center will house both 
a gift shop and a snack bar, providing a steady revenue source for the center. 

Staff reminded Director Thomas that all design changes to the building will need approval 
from the CAE Committee and the full Art Commission before work begins. The plans are still in 
draft form, and will go in front of the CAE Committee when they are finalized. Commissioner 
Nakajo acknowledged the great efforts CAAAC has made to secure financial resources for their 
center, and that the Redevelopment Project will in the end help the center to realize its full 
potential. Commissioner Lim inquired about a timeline for the work. There is no formal timeline 
as yet. Work is slated to begin in April and Phase I should be completed within 3 to 6 months. 

Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 6:15 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: MinuJ 

Sonia Gray Joanne^Chow Winship 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 




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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMIlXEE_MEETING 

Tuesday, March 8, 1994 4:30 p.m. 
San Francisco Art Commission, Room 70A 



AGENDA 



1. Bureau of Architecture Project Updates 

Discussion of Cultural Center projects (deferred from 1/11 meeting). 

2. Bayview Opera House 

Discussion and motion to approve painting the exterior of the Bayview 
Opera House by the organization, Christmas in April. 

3. Strategic Planning Process 

Discussion of consultant selected to work with Cultural Centers and 
Commission and timeline of process. 



EX OFFICIO M E M It IRS 

Presidents 01 mi 

Fine Arts Musiums 

Library Commission 

Piannino Commission 

Recriaiion ki 

Park Commission 



4. Arts Education 

a. Discussion of Professional Development Project. 

b. Discussion of 1994 CSSSA Award Ceremony. 

c. Discussion of the development of the Arts Education Advisory 

Committee. 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

Ioanni Chow Winsiih' 



programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

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5. Literary Arts Grant Program 

a. Discussion/evaluation of 1993-94 program cycle. 

b. Discussion and motion to approve changes to 1994-95 Literary Arts 
Grant guidelines and application process. 

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Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and 
the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, 
and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, 
will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market 

Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554- 
8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to 
accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community 
Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. 
Late requests will be honored if possible. 






I 

COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 
^ Tuesday, March 8, 1994 4:30 p.m. 

/San Francisco Art Commission - Suite 70A 

Minutes 

Present: Staff— Sonia Gray, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Joanne Chow Winship; Commissioners 
Present— Terri Simon, Genny Lim, Steven Nakajo, Willis Kirk; Guests— Iris Curtis and Keith 
Archuleta from Emerald Consulting, Steven Cohen from Bayview Opera House, Bob Nist from the 
Bureau of Architecture 

Commissioner Simon called the meeting to order at 4:35 p.m. 

DISCUSSION 

1. Bureau of Architecture Project Updates 

Community Arts and Education Director Sonia Gray gave a background overview of past 
projects concerning the cultural centers. The City entered into a contract with Rosekrans & 
Associates to develop renovation master plans for the centers which has been an ongoing process 
for years. Some phases have been completed and some construction has taken place. Current 
facility needs must be addressed now as the strategic planning process begins. Staff from both the 
Art Commission and Bureau of Architecture concur that the current scope of work does not meet 
the centers' needs and are willing to close-out the contract. 

A review of the current funds summary followed (see attached). The amount to be returned 
to the Art Commission will take 3-4 months to process. 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve closing of current contract between the City 
and Rosekrans & Associates for the cultural centers' (Bayview Opera House, Center for African 
and African American Art and Culture, Mission Cultural Center and South of Market Cultural 
Center) renovation work as managed by the Bureau of Architecture. Motion was seconded by 
Commissioner Nakajo and unanimously approved. 

2. Bayview Opera House 

Steven Cohen from the Bayview Opera House announced the Christmas In April event 
which will involve a media campaign to paint the' opera house. Bayview Opera House is working 
in conjunction with the organization Christmas In April for this event (see attached) which will 
take place April 30, 1994. Bank of America will be providing volunteers. Extensive media 
coverage is expected. Approval and permits are still needed from the board of Public Works. 
Written clarification regarding liability involving the volunteers and documentation stipulating 
responsibility of project completion is needed for approval of project. 

Motion made by Commissioner Nakajo to approve the Christmas In April event to paint the 
Bayview Opera House with the requirements that written clarification regarding liability 
involving the volunteers and documentation stipulating responsibility of project completion be 
submitted. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simon and unanimously approved. 



CAE page 2 

3. Strategic Planning Process 

Omowale Satterwhite has been chosen as the consultant to facilitate the strategic planning 
process for the cultural centers. Staff has met with the directors of the cultural centers to continue 
discussion on this project. The centers' directors were impressed with Satterwhite's proposal, but 
expressed a need for a longer timeline and for information to present to their board members. 
Staff emphasized that all parties involved will contribute in this process. Bond issues will be 
included in the discussion of facility issues. 

4. Arts Education 

a) Ann Wettrich gave an update on the Professional Development Project. At this stage, 
funding has been raised for the first year of the project, and consultants have been hired to 
implement the first phase. A steering committee has been organized to guide the process. The 
three components of this project are a symposium, a teacher workshop series (to take place 

April 26 and May 3) and a grant program for schools involved which includes technical assistance. 
Orientation for the schools' principals have taken place and was very successful at securing their 
support of the program. Curtis and Archuleta, the consultants on the project, explained they are 
taking a holistic approach by involving the surrounding community of each school. An extensive 
database of the information collected during this process will be another result of this project. 
Wettrich announced an invitation to a workshop on March 28, 1994 sponsored by the San 
Francisco Arts Education Foundation addressing the Professional Development Project. 

b) The 1994 California State Summer School for the Arts Recognition Award Ceremony will 
be presented at the San Francisco Art Education Foundation Event of the Year. The ceremony will 
be held at Stern Grove on May 21, 1994. 

c) Recommendations for an Arts Education Advisory Committee are being accepted by 
staff. The committee will need to be approved by the commission once chosen. 

5. Literary Arts Grant Program 

Changes to the guidelines for the Literary Arts Grant Program were reviewed (see attached). 

Motion made by Commissioner Lim to approve the changes made to the Literary Arts Grant 
Program guidelines. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Nakajo and unanimously 
approved. 

Commissioner Simon adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Miliums approved by: 

Sonia Gray Joanne Chow Winship 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 





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Tuesday, April VI, 1993-4*30 p.m. 
Mission CulturaTCi?ntCTr28rS8 Mission St. 

/^•AGENDA 



1. Strategic Planning Process for the Cultural Centers Update 

2. CSSA Awards Ceremony 

3. Arts Education Update 

a. Discussion of Professional Development Project. 

b. Youth Arts Festival 

c. Action item: Literary Arts Grant Program 

1) Approval of Frances Phillips for panelist 

4. Asbestos Update 

5. South of Market Cultural Center Building Improvements 

a. Action item: Motion to approve replacement of gas meter 

b. Future improvements update 

6. Action item: Mission Cultural Center Fire Monitoring System 

Motion to approve payment of $2,658 for fire monitoring equipment and 
maintenance 

7. Asian American Planning Process 

8. New/Old business 




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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 



Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and 
the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, 
and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, 
will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market 

Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554- 
8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to 
accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings arc reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community 
Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. 
Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING DOCf ih/ic h 

Tuesday, AprilT2TTOp4:30 p.m. " ' TCJ n £PT. 

Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. Ht ^K 2 8 ]%q 

SAM FRANCJSrn 
Minutes PUBLIC Usrar? 

Present: Staff— Sonia Gray, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich; Commissioners Present— Terri Simon, 
Genny Lim, Steven Nakajo, Willis Kirk; Guests- Rosa deAnda from Mission Cultural Center, Jack 
Davis from SOMAR, Kola Thomas from the Center for African and African American Art and 
Culture 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

DISCUSSION 

1. Strategic Planning Process for the Cultural Centers Update 

Omowalee Satterwhite, consultant on this project, is contacting the Cultural Centers to 
initiate the planning process. Sonia Gray emphasized the importance of the centers being key 
players in the process through their involvement and discussion with Satterwhite. A task force is 
being developed and will consist of key staff and board members from the Cultural Centers, one 
commissioner from the Community Arts and Education Committee, one from the commission at 
large, the Director of Cultural Affairs and the Director of Community Arts and Education. Ann 
Healy was recommended as the appropriate representative from the full commission because of 
her involvement in initiating the planning process, and Terry Simon volunteered to be included as 
the representative of this committee. 

2. CSS A Awards Ceremony 

Ann Wettrich announced the California State Summer School for the Arts Awards 
Ceremony which will take place May 21, 1994, in conjunction with the Event of the Year. A 
recommendation was made for a standing resolution to approve the students honored at the 
ceremony to be included on the next agenda. 

3. Arts Education Update 

a) Ann Wettrich announced the Professional Development Project which will take place 
April 25 and May 3, 1994. Updated schedules were distributed (see attached.) 

b) Wettrich announced the Youth Arts Festival which will take place at the Asian Art 
Museum on May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The press release for the event was distributed 
(see attached.) 

Motion made by Commissioner Nakajo to approve Frances Phillips as a new addition to the 
pool of panelists for the Literary Arts Pilot Grant Program. Motion was seconded by 
Commissioner Simon and unanimously approved. 

Recommendation made by Commissioner Nakajo for a motion to approve payment in the 
amount of $100 each from the NEA account to the selected panelists for the 1994-95 Literary Arts 
Pilot Grant Program: Devorah Major, Duane Big Eagle, Frances Phillips and Linda Lucero. 

Note: Commissioner Nakajo will be the committee representative on the panel with Commissoner Simon as 
alternate. 



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4. Asbestos Update 

The Department of Public Works has been assessing the asbestos abatement needs of the 
Cultural Centers. The South of Market Cultural Center and The Center of African and African 
American Art and Culture have the most immediate needs. The estimated cost for SOMAR is 
$20,000 and $14,000 for CAAAC. It was recommended that this situation be addressed as soon as 
possible, and that funding for the estimated amounts be apportioned from the capital 
improvement fund. 

Recommendation made by Commissioner Lim for a motion to approve the allocation of $34,000 
from the capital improvement fund towards asbestos abatement for the South of Market 
Cultural Center at costs of up to $20,000 and The Center of African and African American Art 
and Culture at costs of up to $14,000. 

5. South of Market Cultural Center Building Improvements 

During the recent power outage in the south of Market area, PG&E made an inspection of 
SOMAR and noted that the gas meter needed replacement. At no cost to the center or the Art 
Commission, PG&E replaced the meter. 

Motion made by Commissioner Nakajo to approve replacement of the gas meter at SOMAR. 
Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lim and unanimously approved. 

Jack Davis explained the future plans for capitol improvements of SOMAR (see 
attachment.) The center is midway through the feasibility study. The initial phase addresses the 
center's upgrade needs for handicapped access, fire exits and toilets. Davis explained the need for 
the conversion of SOMAR's electrical configuration to a system more suitable to their use and 
outlined additional immediate electrical needs, as identified by SOMAR staff (see handout.) A cost 
estimate is in preparation. SOMAR is paying for a consultant who is outlining the plan for future 
improvements of the center. The proposed timetable for Phase I will occur in 1994-95. 

6. Mission Cultural Center Fire Monitoring System 

The fire marshall has cited a list of violations that need to be addressed by the Art 
Commission and the Mission Cultural Center. At present time, there is no fire monitoring system. 
The proposed payment includes the installation of monitoring equipment and maintenance service. 
This would address the immediate safety needs of the building. 

Motion made by Commissioner Nakajo to approve payment of $2,658 from the capital 
improvement fund for fire monitoring equipment and maintenance. Motion was seconded by 
Commissioner Lim and unanimously approved. 

7. Asian American Planning Process 

The Art Commission staff has held two meetings with various organizations representing 
the Asian American performing and visual arts communities (see attached minutes.) The result of 
the meetings determined the need for the development of a planning process that would critically 
look at the needs of the Asian arts community. 



CAE page 3 

Recommendation made for a motion to approve the development of a contract to hire a 
consultant to facilitate a planning process. The consultant will work with the Asian American 
consortium and the Art Commission for an estimated amount of $7,000 remaining in the Arts 
Market contract. 

8. Nezv/Old Business 

The Community Arts and Education committee meetings are held at one of the Cultural 
Centers every other month to allow the opportunity for those involved with the centers to address 
the committee. Rosa deAnda, Education Director of the Mission Cultural Center, was introduced 
to the committee and discussed the education programs of the center. The center offers free 
classes in various disciplines including martial arts. Currently, the center cannot accommodate the 
large number of children and teenagers interested in enrollment. DeAnda would like to see the 
center expand the classes to meet the community's needs and possibly become an affiliate of the 
school system in order to provide accredited courses. 

Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 5:50 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes approved by: 

onia Gray Joanne Chow Wmship 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 




Tuesday, December 14, 1993 



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Jack Davis 

SOMAR 

934 Brannan Streel 

San Francisco, CA 9-1103 



MOCK WALLACE 

Architecture 
Interior Design 
Space Planning 
Construction Mangement 

1108 Bryant Street 

San Francisco, CA 94103 

(4151 626-6868 



RE: SOMAR Alterations - Performance Gallery Area 

Dear Jack: 

1 hanks again lor giving my partner Larry and me a tour of the facility and describing once more 
your intentions lor the Performance Gallery Area. Larry and I have reviewed the project scope 
and some ol the possible problems which could hang up the project. Among the issues that we 
will tiave to deal with include: 

1. Title 24 Disabled Access Requirements 

2. Title 24 Energy Requirements 

3. Fire Salety Egress Requirements 

4. Fire Safety - Required wall/ rool / floor lire ratings 

5. Separation of the performance area Irom the warehouse areas. 

Because some of these items are indeterminate -- relative to interpretations by local building 
officials, we propose to break the design into two phases. The first phase would be a feasibility 
phase and would include paid reviews by City Planning, Fire & Building Departments prior to 
submission lor permit. This review would disclose any regulatory requirements which would 
make the $ 90,000 budget insufficient. II this occurs, we'll re-estimate the costs and "Fundraise" 
like crazy. 

Please review the attachment II you think it is reasonable, please contact me or Larry and we 
will forward a contract lor signature. We look forward to working with you and are anxious to 
begin. 




Preliminary Assumptions - S O M A R 

Date 14-Dec-93 



Square Footage Allocations - Phase I 



1 Exhibit Space 

2 Theater Space 

3 Subtotal 

4 Circulation. Rest Rooms. Etc. 

5 Total Sauare Footage - Phase 



SF 


#of 


Total 




People 




50 


150 


7.500 


7 


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1.283 



9.833 



Basic Construction Budget 



Preliminary 



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Ufe Safety & Accessibility 








Improvements": 




$90,000 


2 


Other Costs 








Permits 


$2,000 






Spec Inspections/Testing/ 








City Review 


$3,000 






Architecture/Engineering 


$14,000 




3 


Subtotal other Costs 


$19,000 


$19,000 


4 


Total Costs: 




$109,000 



' These costs are for Ihe remodeling of the Theater/Gallery Interior 
spaces only. It does riot Include any renovations to the exterior, or 
disabled access to the second floor. 



Architectural/Engineering Fees '* 



1 Feasibility Study 

2 Design Development 

3 Construction Documents 

4 Construction Phase 

(Based on a maximum of 3 sile visits) 

5 Total Fees: 



Amount 

$3,000 
$4,000 
$5,500 
$1,500 

$14,000 



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EQK RELEASE; MAY, 1994 



Date 



QuUad: Ann Wcttrich 

San Francisco Arts Commission 

(415)252-2597qi 

Deborah Krant 

Young Audiences 

(415) 863-1719 



SAN FRANCISCO ARTS PROVIDERS TO BE SHOWCASED AT 
8TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISC O YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL 



Parents: Do you need help finding structured, creative, after-school or summer 
activities for your children? Artists and arts agencies working with San Francisco schools to 
promote arts education will distribute program information to the public at the San Francisco 
Arts Providers Showcase, to be held in the Adrian Gruhn Court of the Asian Art Museum on 
Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by the 8th Annual San Francisco Youth 
Arts Festival, the showcase will offer games and prizes to children and resource materials 
about after-school, summer and year-round arts activities to parents, teachers and artists. 
Employees and volunteers of participating Arts Providers agencies will staff information 
tables throughout the court, while information tapes provided by the agencies will run 
continuously on a video monitor. 'Die showcase will be free and open to the public. 

The San Francisco Arts Providers is nn alliance of over 40 ardsts and agencies that 
provide students from kindergarten through the twelfth grade with opportunities to develop 
and express their creativity. Specific activities include planning, coordinating and participating 
in arts events in conjunction with the San Francisco Unified School District and other schools. 
The Arts Providers is an Independent group which began receiving staff support from the 
State-Local Partnership Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission in 1988. For more 
information call 



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Son in Grey- 
San Francisco Art Commission 

SOMAR the South of Market Cultural Center needs the following 
electrical modi f i cat ions : 

I. POWER_SERVICE The present service to the building is a 30 
Delta configuration suitable for industrial uses (i.e. large 
motors, machinery, etc.). The electrical contractor for Phase I 
of our completed construction and the electrical contractor 
repairing existing fixtures have both recommended we change to a 
30 Y configuration. We have contacted P.G.& E. and the City 
electrical inspector to begin this process. 

II. IMMEDIATE ELECTRICAL NEEDS, identified by SOMAR staff, are as 
follows: 

1. Florescent fixtures in loft area, 

2. additional utility outlets in Gallery and Main bay, 

3. additional lighting in Gallery and Main bay, 
A. 220 V outlet for coffee maker in lounge, 

5. work lights in Theater and 

6. 30A 30Y breakouts at each distribution panel. 

We are preparing a plan with cost estimates for this work. 



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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

Tlie Professional Development Project Is being li\ltlated tlirough a collaborative effort of the San 
Francisco Unified School District, the Arts Education Funders Collaborative, the San Francisco 
Art Commission, and the San Francisco Arts Providers. The goal ot the project is to Improve arts 
education in the San Francisco Unified School District and to assist schools in integrating the arts 
into education In accordance with state and school district goals and guidelines. Building on past 
arts education projects of the school district and community arts organizations, the project alms 
to take the next step forward in stabilizing arts education as an Integral element wltliin a 
comprehensive curriculum. The project cor\slsts of tlixee Integrated components: 
1) Attj Education Symposium 
I 2) Professional Development Workshops 

| 3) School Grants for Site-Based Arts Education Planning At Development 

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Planning began in Fall '93, and project activities will start up in Spring '94. The project is 

designed to reach twenty-four schools In its pilot year and has the capacity to reach all 72 

elementary schools across a four-year period. Schools Interested In site-based arts education 

planning and development will be eligible for grants and technical assistance. We have estimated 

for budgeting and planning purposes a total of 30 school grants; however, the budget arid 

timeline will be expanded, if necessary, to reach all Interested schools. 
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The Steering Committee has been constituted as follows: 

Aits Education Flinders' Collaborative: Walter At Elise Haas Fund, San Francisco Foundation, and the Gap Foundation 

withBarn&rd Other Foundation at allernato reprttontativt; 

San Francisco Ait Commission: Arts Education Officer and Art Commissioner; 

San Francisco Unified Sctiool District: Visual At Performing Arts Administrator, Elementary School Supervisor, K-2 

grade teadier, 3-5 grade teacher, Elementary School Principal, Elementary Sdiool Parent; 

Center for Collaborative Change: Staff Representative; 

San Francisco Art Providers: Chair and Vic*-Chair. 

A project administrator, Emerald Consulting, has been contracted to Implement the project in 
accordance with the guidelines developed by the Steering Committee. 



1993-94 Participating Elementary Schools 



Alvarado 
Suiinyslde 
El Dorado 
Lafayette 
Commodore Sloat 
Raphael Weill 
Mlraloma 
Mc Kinley 



Sutro 

Ulloa 
Glen Park 

Jefferson 
John Swett 
Cabrlllo 
Redding 
Sheridan 



Treasure Island 

Falrmount 

Lawton 

FEC/ Bessie Carmlchael 

Longfellow 

Monroe 

George Peabody 

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Professional Development Woikshop Oveiview 

Two days of arts education workshops will be provided lot teachers and principals from twenty-four elementary 
schools. Six teachers from each school will attend. Da)' ()ne workshops, Tuesday, April 26, are for K-2nd grade 
teachers, and Day Two workshops, Tuesday, May 3, are fur 3rd 3th grade teachers. Teachers will sign up far two short 
workshops and one long workshop per da)'. All principals will attend the Tuesday, April 26 morning arts education 
planning workshop and either one long or two short afternoon workshops of their choice. 

We have encouraged principals to select for participation: 

--teachers who are motivated and energized 

— a mix of teachers, including those experienced in arts education and those who aie interested in, but 

not necessarily knowledgeable about, the aits 

-teachers who are able to articulate to others within their grade level the information arid ideas 

gathered from the workshops 

-teachers committed to the implementation at ideas and methods gained from the professional 

development experience 

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Workshop Presenter should include or help advance the following Project Goals: 

• collaboration of all types: among organizations, disciplines, artists, arls specialists &c teachers 

• consideration of the needs of all students-including ESL, special education, and diverse social 
&l cultural backgrounds 

• distribution of instructional and resource material for teachers 

• discussion of the management of time and space in the classroom for successful 
arts and process-based learning 

• partnerslilps among neighborhood art centers, arts providers, and schools 

• integration of arts within the total curriculum 

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A broad array of primarily SanFrandsco-based community aits organizations, artists, and arts specialists will serve as 

presenters. Twenty-three (23) presenters, including fifteen (15) San Francisco arts organizations and six (6) individual 

artists, arts educators and teachers, have been selected to present a total of thirty-three (33) workshops over the two 

days scheduled. 

The Workshop Site is the San Francisco Christian Center EduCdtiuiUu LUulding, 
5MfLMiS3iQn_&tr£et ; San Francisco. Directions: Between Geneva and Sickles, near top of the 
Idll, Daly City. A large parking lot Is in the hack, up the driveway on the side of the building. 
Look for balloons and Arls Education signs in front. 

Daily Agenda: Tuesday, April 26 and Tuesday, May 3 

7:30-8:00 Coffee, Continental Breakfast, and Registration 

8:00-5:00 Aits Education Information: Art Providers hill have tables with representatives giving out 

information & materials about arts education services ami resources 
8:00-8:20 Welcome/Orientation 

8:30-10:45 Morning Workshops' 

10:55-11:55 Neighborhood/Community Resources Panel 

12:00-12:45 Lunch 
12:50-3:05 Afternoon Workshops' 

3:15-3:45 Grant Information, Wrap Up, & Evaluatio 



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Workshop Schedule: Tuesday, Apiil 26— For Teachers K-2nd Grade and all Principals 
'Morning; 

Principal Ails Education Planning Workshop 
8:30-10:43 

Long Workshops 
8:30-10:43 
Patty Yancy 

5F Performing Arts Library At Museum 
Joel Hen Izzy 

Individual Artist 
Gloria Untl/ Ilea Kilvotsky/Gaiy Diaper 

Performing Aits Workshop 
Nancy Glttleman 

Individual Artist 

Short Workshops 
B:3O-9:30 
; PaolaMuggla Stuff 

Cartoon Art Museum 
Wilma Pang 
' Music in Schools Today 

j 9:45-10:43 
! Jacqueline Ruhen 

Individual Artist 
Carlos Ramirez 

Individual Artist 



Selling the Stage: The Multicultural layers of San Francisco's 

I'eifoiinlng Aits History 
I he Storytelling Project 

Utilizing I he Creative Process In '1'eaclilng 

Multicultural Celebration I liiough Clay Ci eat Ions 



Kapowl The History and Art of Comics 
Chinese Culture Tluough Song and Movement 

Walk Around Art: Painted Paper Screens 

I earning and I eachlng Bilingual Singing: A Joyful Att 



'Afternoon; 

Long Workshops 
12:30-3:03 
[Jeanne Myets/Patiicia Chrlstlanson 

Individual Arts Educators 
Mania Wlrnmell 

The Next Stage 
RlekoGoto/Daulel DiPietio 

School in the Exploratorium 
Torn! Nagal-Rothe/Susan Slbhet 

California Poets in the Schools 

Short Workshops 
12:30-1:30 
Carolyn Tower 

LEAP 
Patilcla Ilowaid/Wendy Paiktnaii 

Make-A-Circus 
2:03-3:03 
Robbln Fiey/Wllfied Maik 

Dance Kai so /Young Audiences 
Kit Cameron 

Teacher, Sanchez School 



leaching the Creative Process Through Diverse 

Cultural Models 
I earning I It rough (James and play 

Painting Willi Nature 

1 liiough the Window of My House: An Interdisciplinary 
Approach to Poetiy 



I ales to I ell, Act Out, and Wiitel 
1 A MAI Client Aits in the C last room 

Multicultural Understanding I hiough Music and Dance 
Visual Ait in an Integrated Curriculum 



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Workshop Schedule: Tuesday, May 3— For Teachers 3rd-5th Grade 



IMQrning; 

Long Workshops 
8:30-10:43 
Patty Yancy 

SF Performing Arts Library it Museum 
Barbara Palmer 

SF School Volunteers 
Gloria Untl/ Hea Krlvetsky/Gary Draper 

Performing Arts Workshop 
Liz Lerma 

Galena de la Raza 

Short Workshops 
B:30-9:30 
PaolaMuggla Stuff 

Cartoon Art Museum 
Terry Bowser Burutl 

Adigun Sipho 
9:43-10:4.3 
Richard Storek 

LEAP 
Carolyn Power 

LEAP 



Long Workshops 
12:30-3:03 
Deanne Myers/Patricia Chilstlanson 

Individual Arts Educators 
Kat Sena 

Music in Schools Today 
Elizabeth Medrano/Shella Ghldlnl 

Art Affects 
Tom! Nagal-Rothe/Susan Slbbet 

California Poets in the Schools 

Short Workshops 
12:30-1:30 
Jean Paul Petraud 

Children's Media Lab 
Patricia Howard/Wendy Parkman 

Make-A-Circus 
2:03-3:03 
Robbln Frey/WMfred Mark 

Dance Kaisa/ Young Audiences 
kit Cameron 

Teacher, Sanchez School 



Setting the Stage: The Multicultural Layers of San Francisco's 
Performing Aits History 

Eyes on the Prize: How to Use a Culturally Relevant 
Classroom Resource 

Utilizing The Creative Process in Teaching 

Multicultural folklore in the Classroom 



Kapowl The History and Ait of Comics 
Music, Motion, and Rhythm 

The Architects In Schools Program ; 

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Tales to Tell, Act Out, and Write! , 



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Teaching the Creative Process Through Diverse 

Cultural Models 
Making Music With Math i 

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Patterns In Art and Nature 

Through the Window ot My House: An Interdisciplinary 
Approach to Poetry 



Take 1: reaching Problem Solving Through the Creation 

of Art Video 
TA DAI Circus Arts In the Classroom 



Multicultural Understanding Tluough Music and Dance 
Visual Ait In an Integrated Curriculum 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 



Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and 
the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, 
and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, 
will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market 

Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554- 
8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to 
accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings arc reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community 
Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. 
Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMUTEE MEETING 

Tuesday flvlay 10, 19 94^:30 p.m. 
San Francisco Art Commission, Rm. 70; 25 Van Ness Ave 

^AGENDA 



1. Strategic Planning Process for the Cultural Centers Update 

2. Arts Education Update 

a. Action item: CSSSA 

Motion to approve the allocation of $700 from the Public Art Fund to 
San Francisco Arts Education Foundation for the Calfornia Arts 
Scholars Award Ceremony. 

Motion to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission 

congratulates San Francisco high school students on their acceptance 
into the California State Summer School for the Arts and salutes 
them as 1994 California Art Scholars. 

3. 94-95 Capital Improvement Advisory Committee Allocations 

a. $91,700 Cultural Centers Misc. Facility Fund 

b. $34,000 Asbestos Abatement for CAAAC and SOMAR 

4. Cultural Centers Maintenance Fund 

a. Action item: 93-94 CIAP fund 

Motion to approve the allocation of up to $24,000 from the CIAC fund 
for facility maintenance and emergency fire and life safety repairs to 
the four cultural centers: Mission, Bayview, South of Market, and the 
Center for African and African American Art and Culture. 



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5. Asian American Planning Process - Update 

a. Request for Proposal - Asian American Arts Community Needs 
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6. New /Old business 



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%^ / Tuesday, May 10, 1994 00 p.m. J(jj^ " ^ 5 C^Pt- 

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Present: Staff-Sonia Gray, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich; Commissioners Present-Terri Simon, 
Genny Lim, Steven Nakajo, Willis Kirk; Guests- Omowalee Satterwhite, Jack Davis from SOMAR, 
Steve Cohen from the Bayview Opera House, Kathleen Lane from ArtHouse 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

DISCUSSION 

1. Strategic Planning Process for the Cultural Centers Update 

The last Full Commission meeting was held on May 2. Omowalee addressed the 
Commission as the consultant of the project to explain the strategic planning process and to invite 
discussion with the Commission. Omowalee described the phases of the process, beginning with 
building partnerships between the centers and the Art Commission, and then asked the 
commissioners what they envision as a result of this process. The commissioners responded with 
an expressed interest in the centers becoming more independent and developing further 
organizational stability. Genny Lim commented that the degree of autonomy needed may vary 
among the centers. The commissioners also supported the centers for serving as direct providers 
of their communities' needs and encouraged programming at the centers to have a broad and 
enduring impact. Omowalee hopes to further clarify the Full Commission's perception of the goals 
of this process. Sonia felt that the Full Commission has developed a better understanding of the 
importance of this process. A continuing challenge is getting all involved parties to meet together, 
as communication and input from everyone is critical. Steve Cohen said that he has support 
from the board of the Bayview Opera House, but feels that discussion of this process is abstract 
and would benefit from proposed options from the Commission. Jack Davis said that SOMAR is 
excited about the process and is comfortable in developing their own options. 

The next meeting addressing the strategic planning process will be a task force meeting on 
May 25 from 6:00 - 9:00. There are three task force meetings and Terry Simon, Genny Lim and 
Stephen Nakajo will rotate so that a CAE commissoner will be present at each meeting. Ann 
Healy, Commission President, was recommended by CAE to represent the Full Commission. 

2. Arts Education Update 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve the allocation of a $700 grant from the Public 
Art Fund to San Francisco Arts Education Foundation for the California Arts Scholars Award 
Ceremony. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Nakajo and unanimously approved. 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission 
congratulates San Francisco high school students on their acceptance into the California State 
Summer School for the Arts and salutes them as 1994 California Art Scholars. Motion was 
seconded by Commissioner Simon and unanimously approved. 

The professional development principals' and teachers' workshops held April 26 and May 3 
were very successful. Approximately 140 teachers and principals attended a full day of arts 
education workshops. Sonia Gray facilitated a panel discussion on ways that schools can become 
connected with their communities to work with artists in developing art education programs. The 



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event provided a unique opportunity for the teachers to meet community-based artists to learn 
how to incorporate the arts into their curriculum and how to access community arts resources in 
support of their efforts. Evaluation comments indicated success of the project with the 
recommendation that next year's event have smaller panel groups to provide more opportunities 
for informal dialogue. 

The arts education clearinghouse proposal is still being negotiated with the library as a 
possible site. 

The Literary Arts Pilot Grant orientation sessions are May 11 and May 18. This is the last 
year of this three-year pilot program. Terri Simon will serve as a panelist from the Commission. 

The California State Summer School for the Arts Award Ceremony will be held May 21 at 
Stern Grove. Commissioner Kirk will be the Master of Ceremonies. The ceremony will be 
followed by a benefit picnic for the San Francisco Arts Education Foundation with an exhibit and 
performance by San Francisco children. 

3. 1994-95 Capital Improvement Advisory Committee Allocations 

The Community Arts and Education Program has received an increase in capital 
improvement funds which may be due to the large representation from the cultural centers and 
the community during last year's budget negotiations. Capital improvement monies comes from 
the general fund. There is new fund available for asbestos abatement for the centers in 1994-95. 
1994-95 allocations include $91,700 for cultural centers' maintenance and $34,000 for asbestos 
abatement for SOMAR and CAAAC. 

4. Cultural Centers Maintenance Fund 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve the allocation of up to $24,000 in grants from 
the 1993-94 CIAC fund for facility maintenance and emergency fire and life safety repairs to the 
four cultural centers: Mission, Bayview, South of Market, and the Center for African and 
African American Art and Culture. 

5. Asian American Planning Process - Update 

There have been two meetings with the Asian American arts community. The first meeting 
addressed opportunities through the Cultural Equity Endowment Program and the second 
meeting discussed critical needs and issues. A request for proposal was developed to hire a 
consultant to conduct an analysis to address the needs that arise from these meetings. The RFP 
and minutes from the last meeting will be sent to the commissioners and all organizations who 
have been in attendance at these meetings. Steve Nakajo recommended that the Chinatown 
Community Arts Program and Julie Cheung be included in these discussions. 

6. New/Old Business 

Kathleen Lane announced that ArtHouse is extending their services to small and mid-size 
organizations to address and develop cultural facility needs. ArtHouse will be conducting a 
survey with organizations that have been undergoing facility development processes. ArtHouse is 
sponsoring a workshop on June 7-8 for facilities planning and a conference on strategies for 
cultural adaptations of facilities (see handouts). Kathleen announced that she will be leaving 
ArtHouse on June 1, 1994. 

Willis Kirk gave an update on the International Music Day event which will take place on 
June 21 from 5:00-8:00. The Art Commission is co-sponsoring this event and the communities that 
have agreed to participate are Potrero Hill Neighborhood House and SNIG in Ingleside. 



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Steve Cohen and Jack Davis said that Bayview Opera House and SOMAR would also be 
participating. Steve Cohen announced the performance of "Americ" at Bayview Opera House and 
Jack Davis announced events scheduled at SOMAR (see handouts). 

Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 5:55 p.m. 
Minutes submitted for approval by: Mi 




Sonia Gray Joanne Chow Winihlp 

Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 




CULTURAL FACILITIES FUND/SF BAY AREA 

PROGRAM 

presents 





[CED FACILITIES PL 
WORKSHOP 

for Executive Directors and Board Members 

A two day workshop to help you plan and execute your facility project, 

including: identifying the questions to ask (and answer) about your project: 

assessing your organizational capacity; calculating the project's long-term 

impact on your organization; and avoiding common pitfalls. 



Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8 

Fort Mason Center 

Conference Room A2, Conference Center, Bldg. A 

San Francisco 

$50 for two days (lunch included) 

Call 415-255-4849 for more information 

Please complete the registration form below and mail with your check to: CFF/SF Bay Area Program, 
44 Page Street, Suite 604 F, San Francisco, CA 94102. Your registration must be received by May 20th 
to guarantee your participation in this workshop. 



Name(s): 

Title(s): 



Organization: 

Address: 

Zip:_ 



City:. 



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Telephone:, 



Fax: 



# People Attending: 



Amt. Enclosed (# people attending x $50): 



The Cultural Facilities Fund is a national program of technical and financial assistance created to help 
cultural organizations better plan and manage their facilities. Organizations considering applying to 
CFFfor assistance are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. 



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Civic Art Collection 
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Community Arts 
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Public Art Program 



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155 Grove Street 

415.554.9682 



AN FRANCISCO A RT C O MM I S S I O N 

COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE. MEETING 

Tuesday/sj une 14 ^_lg94--<g;3() p.m. 
Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St. P rsrM "^^MTS DEPT. 

JUN 1 1994 



^AGENDA 






SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Update on Strategic Planning Process for the Cultural Centers 

2. Arts Education Update 

3. Action item requested on approval for proposal 

Action requested to approve proposal submitted by Nancy Young and 
Eleanor San San Wong for the needs assessment of the Asian arts 
community 

4. NEA - Americorp Proposal Update 

5. New /Old business 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 



Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and 
the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, 
and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, 
will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market 

Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554- 
8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to 
accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community 
Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. 
Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Discussion of Strategic Planning Process for the Cultural Centers 



Art Commission CJauery 

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San Francisco ArtCommiwion725 Van Ness, Ste. 240 

AGENDA 

1. CAE 1994-95 Budget 

2. Action item requested on approval of expenditures for FY 94-95 

Motion to approve 1994-95 Literary Art Pilot Grants: 

1) Agora TV $1,000 

2) American Indian Contemporary Arts $9,000 

3) Bay view Opera House $6300 

4) Brava! for Women in the Arts $9,000 

5) California Poets in the Schools $9,000 

6) Chinese Progressive Association $5,642 

7) Life on the Water/ Eco-Rap $6,300 

8) Programs for People $6,300 

9) Real Alternatives Program $6300 

10) St. John's Educational Thresholds Ctr. $6300 

11) Teatro ng Tanan $6300 

12) Theatre Adelante/Teatro Nuestro $5,950 

13) Vietnamese Youth Development Ctr, $6300 

14) Wajumbe Cultural Institution $6300 

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Motion to approve 1994-95 Cultural Center Youth Projects: 

1) South of Market $4,200 

2) Bayview Opera House $6,400 

3) CAAAC $11,000 

Upper Room Project $4,000 

Children's Theatre Project $2,000 



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Summer MAS Project 
Mural Project 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 



Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, ail City agencies will make reasonable accommodations 
to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission 
will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and 
Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the 
two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curhside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Cenier BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to disci ^ 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to variouj 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and 
Education Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests 
will be honored if possible. 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, Septemb er 13, 1994 4:30 p.m. 

San Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness, Ste. 240 

/AGENDA DOCI IMpmts oept. 

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1. ArtHouse Discussion/Grant Oversight SAN fran 

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Action item requested on approval of expenditure for FY 94-95 

Motion to approve $4,816.14 from NEA funds for ArtHouse. 

2. Asian American Art Organization Needs Assessment Update 

3. Chinatown MOU Revisions 

4. Action item requested for CAAAC 

Action requested to approve the Center for African and African American 
Art and Culture's parking lot improvements 

5. New /Old Business 



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^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of ■persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Tuesday, Septemhex.1^1994 4:30 p.m. or 

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Present; Staff-Sonia Gray, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Joanne Chow Winship, Lawrence Thoo; 
Commissioners Present— Terri Simon, Steve Nakajo, Genny Lim, William Meyer; Cultural Centers 
Representatives- Steve Cohen from the Bayview Opera House, Kola Thomas and Deborah Craig 
from the Center for African and African American Art and Culture; Programs in the Community 
Representatives— Julie Cheung from the Chinatown Community Arts Program, Alma Robinson 
from California Lawyers for the Arts/ArtHouse. 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. ArtHouse Discussion/Grant Oversight 

Alma Robinson, Director of California Lawyers for the Arts, gave the background on and an 
overview of ArtHouse. Since 1985, the program has worked through CAE to provide support and 
advocacy of facilities for artists. Services include a listings hotline, technical assistance and 
organizing efforts to secure cultural adaptations of military base conversions (see handout). 

Joanne Chow Winship informed the committee that she had explored with Program Directors' Gray 
and Thoo the feasibility of grant oversight of ArtHouse by the Program Director of the Cultural 
Equity Grants Program to reduce the workload of the incoming Community Arts and Education 
Program Director. This would also give more opportunity for ArtHouse to work more closely 
with the Cultural Equity Grants Program which will be exploring technical assistance facility 
issues. 

Lawrence Thoo, Director of the Cultural Equity Grants Program, expressed a concern with 
placement of the program to where it would be most appropriate. The cultural center 
representatives responded by saying that they would prefer to work with one program of the Art 
Commission. Commissioner Lim felt this was a matter of committee oversight. Director Winship 
reiterated that this exploration had begun as a staff discussion and was confused as to the role of 
administration in this matter. 

The commissioners expressed the need for more time to consider this matter. This item was 
moved to the next CAE agenda and to the Executive Committee agenda. 

Motion made by Commissioner Meyer to approve $4,816.14 from NEA funds for ArtHouse. 
Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simon and unanimously approved. 

2. Asian American Art Organization Needs Assessment Update 

Fifty surveys were sent out to Asian American art organizations and at this point, ten surveys 
have been received. Due to the low response rate, telephone interviews will be made. The 
consultants are continuing to build the database and collect more information. The second survey 



Community Arts and Education, page 2 

will target individual artists. The focus of this survey is on service needs, challenges facing 
organizations, and artists and facility needs. The commissioners requested that the consultants be 
present in future committee meetings to give their updates. 

3. Chinatown MOU Revisions 

Community Arts and Education funds the programming and staff position for the Chinatown 
Community Arts Program. Historically, the Chinese Cultural Foundation has been paid to house 
the Chinatown Community Arts Program. The proposed changes in the program's Memorandum 
of Understanding (MOU), which outlines a one-year agreement, is a result of staff meeting with 
the Chinese Cultural Foundation (see underlined changes in handout). One major issue for 
discussion is the insurance responsibility. The foundation has previously been responsible for 
insurance, but is now requiring the resident programs/organizations to carry their own insurance. 
The city cannot self-insure a program in a privately-owned facility, and CAE is currently seeking 
recommendations from Keith Grand, the city risk manager, to resolve the issue. It was noted that 
the MOU contains specific time and space restrictions and that the Chinese Cultural Foundation is 
committed to Chinese culture which is limiting to the greater Asian American community. The 
commissioners agreed that an alternate space for the program would be desirable and should be 
considered. 

4. Capital improvements for the Center of African and African American Art and Culture 

Kola Thomas presented the blueprints for the parking lot improvements at CAAAC (see handout). 
Funding for the project has been approved by the Redevelopment Agency. 

Motion made by Commissioner Meyer to approve the parking lot improvements at CAAAC 
with the stipulation that the center study the possibility of adding additional spaces through 
reconfiguration of the layout. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Nakajo and unanimously 
approved. 

Recommendation made by Commissioner Meyer that additional capital improvements be 
subject to approval by the Director of Cultural Affairs, CAAAC give status reports at the 
monthly committee meetings, and issues on art and architecture be brought to the attention of 
the committee. 

5. New/Old Business 

Twenty WritersCorp members have been chosen and 11 were present at the ceremony to launch 
the AmeriCorp program on September 12th, at the Palace of Fine Arts. WritersCorp is the only 
arts program of AmeriCorp and is receiving substantial media attention. The corp members will 
being teaching in November and the first advisory committee meeting is on Friday, September 
16th. The WritersCorp program extends and builds upon CAE's Literary Arts Pilot Grant 
Program, and will also be a connecting bridge between the Literary Arts grantees' projects. 

Inside/Out, the directory of arts education resources published by CAE, is in high demand and 
will be updated by the beginning of next year. 



Community Arts and Education, page 3 

The Professional Development Project has allocated 20 grants to elementary schools to develop arts 
education programming. The next series of workshops for principals and teachers from 44 city- 
wide elementary schools will take place in March, 1995. 

The Youth Arts Clearinghouse is considering potential sites for the program, including the new 
main library under construction. However, this site is contingent upon funding for library staff to 
maintain the program once it is established. 

Director Winship invited an interviewing committee be formed to interview candidates for the 
Community Arts and Education Program Director. The committee will consist of a representative 
from the Cultural Centers, a representative from the Community Arts and Education Program 
Committee, Art Commission President, Director of Cultural Affairs and the Director of Community 
Arts and Education. Sonia Gray has resigned the Art Commission and will be leaving at the end 
of October, 1994. 



Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approved by: 

Sonia Gray 

Director of Community Arts and Education 



Minutes reviewed by: 





Joanne Chow Winship 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



A CCKSSWIUTY IN FORMA TION 

* Pursuant to City policy and the leijiiiicmcnls ol ihe 197.1 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americana 
witli Disabilities Act, all City agent uv will make teasomible in com modal ions to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will 
be held al 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, loeaied on Hie comer ol Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70. hasemeni level, and can he accessed hy ihe two main 
elevators in die lobby ol the building. 

Accessible seating lor persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will he 
available. 

Accessible ciuhshle parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that seive this location aie: 

.1, K, I„ M, mill N Trains -slopping at Van Ness and Market. 

one hall block hum Ihe building. 

9, 26, anil 42 Uuses -seiving the area ol Van Ness ajul Market. 

Civic Center HART, located at the midsection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more infonnaiiou on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our Hccessihilily hotline hi (-1 1 5 ) 3 3 4 - K 9 2 5 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's elforts lu accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals 

American sign language interpreters aml/m a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please com act Soma Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
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/AGENDA 



1. Chinatown MOU Revisions 






2. Cultural Center Strategic Planning Update 

3. Asian American Art Organization Needs Assessment Update 

4. Mission Cultural Center Facility Improvement 

5. Arts Education Update 



6. WritersCorps 

7. New /Old Business 



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Present: Staff—Sonia Gray, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Joanne Chow Winship, Janet Heller; 
Commissioners Present— Terri Simon, Steve Nakajo, Genny Lim, Willis Kirk; Cultural Centers 
Representatives— Heidi Hardin from the Bayview Opera House, Bob Carillo from the Mission 
Cultural Center, Jack Davis from the South of Market Cultural Center; 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. Chinatown MOU Revisions 

The Chinese Cultural Foundation, the site of the Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP), 
has requested that two revisions be made to the CCAP 's Memorandum Of Understanding. One 
revision is that the program be required to pay an $85.00 per month maintenance fee to the 
foundation towards general upkeep of the facility. The foundation does not charge a rental fee to 
the program for use of the space. The second revision requires that the program carry its own 
insurance. The city's insurance risk manager is currently exploring the most cost efficient 
possibilities to address this requirement. Available options should be determined and presented 
by the next committee meeting. 

2. Cultural Center Strategic Planning Update 

A facility briefing meeting was held on October 27 to explore the possibility and required 
measures to obtain lease /purchase or gift options of the centers. Representatives from the Real 
Estate Department, City Planning and City Attorney's office were present to discuss this issue. It 
was determined that these proposed options for the centers are possible and the details of their 
implementation are to be further investigated. 

The centers have been given policy issue information to prepare their documents that outline the 
goals and objectives of their facility plans. The final task force meeting is scheduled for January, 
1995 followed by the commission's joint meeting with the centers in February to conclude the 
planning process. 

3. Asian American Art Organization Needs Assessment Update 

The organization needs assessment survey has been distributed to 55 organizations (see attached). 
Fifteen organizations have responded to date. Non-respondents are being followed-up by phone. 
The individual artists survey is being finalized and will be sent to 50 artists this week. A 
community meeting to present and discuss survey results will be held December 10. Cultural 
facilities funding sources are being researched and information exchange with other similar Asian 
American projects is being done to build an Asian American cultural network. 



Community Arts and Education, page 2 

Commissioner Lim expressed a concern that there is a discrepancy between the original intent of 
the assessment and the type of data that the survey is soliciting. A recommendation was made 
that this matter be discussed with the consultants prior to the December 10 meeting in order to 
focus the meeting in alignment with the original intent of the assessment. 

4. Mission Cultural Center Facility Improvement 

The alcove area behind the Mission Cultural Center has become a site for homeless and illegal 
activities. The residents of the 300 Bartlett Club, a neighborhood organization, are requesting 
alleviation of the problem. The resulting solution is for the police department to patrol the area to 
keep the area clear, for the DPW - Bureau of Street Environmental Services to clean the area on a 
regular basis and for the Art Commission to install a gate to prevent outside access to the area. 
The police and DPW have been patrolling and cleaning as requested, and a security gate is 
currently being designed that will meet the codes required by the Fire Department and Bureau of 
Building Inspection. 

5. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, distributed information on the Arts Education Collaborative 
structure and projects (see attached). Wettrich was prepared to give an overview and update of 
these arts education initiatives, however, it was agreed that this discussion be moved to the first 
item on the next agenda for the benefit of the new committee members who were absent. A brief 
report on the Inside/Out book and Professional Development Projects followed. 

The Inside /Out directory, first published in the Spring of 1993, is being updated for release next 
March. The Professional Development project, begun in the Spring of 1994, plans to serve all 72 
SFUSD elementary schools over the next three to four years. Each year, teachers and principals 
from 24 schools attend a full day of arts education workshops presented by over 30 local artists 
and arts education providers. After participation in the workshops, schools are eligible to apply 
for $3,000 in arts education planning and implementation grants. Any school who applies for the 
grant and agrees to accept responsibility for the project will be awarded. This fall, 20 schools were 
awarded grant. 

6. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, Site Coordinator for WritersCorps, reported that ten sites have committed to date. 
Community day schools, alternative schools for youth with difficulties in mainstream high schools, 
are being negotiated for the remaining ten sites. The corps residencies begin this week. The 
members have had 35 hours of training and California Poets in the Schools will provide ongoing 
training. The corps had a table at the Book Fair this past weekend with members present to raise 
the visibility of WritersCorps. 



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Commissioner Lim asked for clarification on the relationship of the site coordinator's position to 
the Art Commission and wanted to know the needs of the program. Heller is an employee of 
George Mason University under the Associated Writing Programs (AWP), with Ann Wettrich 
acting as her direct supervisor and Director Winship providing overall supervision. Heller 
explained that the needs of WritersCorps are additional support with corps training and a space 
for the corps in the community for their meetings. Heller also welcomed additional input from 
advisory team members. Commissioner Lim expressed a concern about the delayed payment of 
two corps members from AWP and recommended to Director Winship that an alternate means of 
payment via the Art Commission be available to reconcile such delays. 



Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 6:35 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: 



Minutes reviewed by: 





Salette Grdsett 

Comnymity Arts and Education, Program Assistant 



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Director of Cultural Affairs 



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Tuesday, December 13, 1994, 4:30 p.m. 
San Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness, Suite 7 

AGENDA 



Report on Asian American Art Community Needs 
Assessment by Mari Hatta 

Action item requested for reallocation of carry 
forward amounts for design and printing of 
brochure for Literary Arts Grant projects. 

a. Motion to allocate $314 in remaining gift 
funds and $337 from previous years' public art 
funds to design and print brochure for literary- 
arts grant projects. 

b. Motion to pay Ron Owen an honorarium of $200 
for design services. 

Discussion on NEA grant application to fund Arts 
Education Professional Development Project and 
request to apply. 

a. Motion to authorize Art Commission to apply 
for, accept and expend grant amounts up to 
$150,000 for three years from the National 
Endowment for the Arts for the Arts Education 
Professional Development Project. 

Arts Education projects and field update 

Mission Cultural Center alley gate progress 
report and status of maintenance items. 

Chinatown Community Arts Program Insurance 

WritersCorp Update 

1995 Schedule for Program Committee Meetings 

Old/New Business 



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, 3£<f Tuesday, December 13, 1994 4:30 p.m. 

San Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 70 

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Present: Staff- Joanne Chow Winship, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Janet Heller; Commissioners 
Present-- Terri Simon, Steve Nakajo, Genny Lim, William Meyer; Consultant— Mari Hatta 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. Asian American Needs Assessment Update 

Mari Hatta gave an update on the Asian American Needs Assessment. She reported that the 
scope of the survey has expanded to reach the entire Bay area. The response rate has included 15 
out of 75 surveys received, 20 attendees at the recent focus group session and 15 phone interviews. 
Preliminary responses have expressed an interest in an Asian American cultural center and an 
umbrella organization to provide an infrastructure for the Asian American arts community. 
Survey participants also expressed the preference to include new Asian American immigrant 
groups. There was a concern raised by the commissioners that the participants may expect the Art 
Commis ;ion to continue work beyond the scope of the assessment. Hatta explained that the 
participants were clear that the Art Commission has requested only that the assessment be done. 
The projected completion time of the assessment is March or April, 1995. Commissioner Nakajo 
pointed out that the completed mailing list from the survey will belong to the Art Commission. 

2. Literary Arts Grant Projects Brochure 

Action i*:em was requested for reallocation of carry-forward amounts for the design and printing of 
the Litei ary Arts Grant projects brochure. 

Motion made by Commissioner Nakajo to recommend the allocation of $314 in remaining gift 
account funds and $337 from previous years' public art funds to design and print a brochure for 
the literary arts grant project. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simon and unanimously 
approved. 

Action item was requested for payment of the design services for the Literary Arts Grant project 
brochure. 

Motion made by Commissioner Nakajo to recommend the payment to Ron Owens of an 
honorarium in the amount of $200 for design services. Motion was seconded by Commissioner 
Meyer and unanimously approved. 

3. NEA Grant Application for the Professional Development Project 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, reported that she is pursuing funding sources to secure the 
remaining $43,554 needed for the Professional Development Project. There is a new granting 
program of the NEA which specifically funds collaborative arts education projects and would be 
one viable source to raise funds for this project. The commissioners expressed their appreciation 



Community Arts and Education, page 2 

of the fundraising efforts made by Wettrich, and recognition of the impact and visibility of the arts 
education projects. Action item was requested to authorize the Art Commission to apply for 
funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Motion made by Commissioner Meyer to recommend authorization of the Art Commission to 
apply fur, accept and expend grant amounts up to $150,000 for three years from the National 
Endownent for the Arts for the Arts Education Professional Development Project. Motion was 
seconded by Commissioner Simon and unanimously approved. 

4. Arts Education Projects and Field Update 

Ann Wettrich announced the Professional Development Project reception would be held at 
The Gap on January 19, 1995 (see attached tentative program). Twenty schools have been given 
arts education planning grants and will implement their plans over the next six months (see 
attached RFP). 

Mari Hatta has been hired as a consultant to update Inside /Out, the guide to arts education 
programs. Approximately half of the funding has been raised for this project and pending 
proposals for the remaining funds needed will be known in January, 1995. 

The Clearinghouse project was originally conceived as a center for arts education resources, with 
the new central library considered as the site. However, there have been difficulties in securing 
the library site and efforts have refocused on making Inside /Out available on-line through the 
inter-net at KQED. This information has been input on-line, along with Young Audiences' 
calendar of events, but will require additional input and ongoing update maintenance. 

Wettrich was prepared to report on the Arts Providers project and planning for next year's 
Literary Arts Project, however, the Arts Education update was moved to continue following the 
remaining items on the agenda. Director Winship announced that Ann Wettrich will be attending 
the Getty Arts Education conference in Washington D.C in January. 

5. Mission Cultural Center Alley Gate Update 

Tentath e approval from the Fire Marshall has been abtained by Norm Karasik, Chief Architect at 
the Bureau of Architecture, for an electric door that would meet the required standards for the 
Mission Cultural Center. Director Winship has been in contact with the Bureau of Architecture 
who will be drawing up the specifications for the door. 

6. Chinatown Community Arts Program Insurance 

Director Winship reported that Keith Grand, Risk Manager for the city, found a policy that would 
insure the Art Commission, but would not cover the participants of the program at the site. At 
this time, there appears to be no policy that would meet the requirements of the Chinese Cultural 
Foundation to insure participants of Art Commission sponsored programs. Commissioner Nakajo 
emphasized the importance of resolving this issue and the committee agreed that exploring 
options to relocate the program to another site should be pursued. 



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7. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Site Coordinator, informed the committee that interim reports by the 
Corps and a site coordinator report were being submitted to AmeriCorps in January which will 
begin the evaluation documentation for the program. The Corps have been working with site 
trainers and a new office /meeting space for the Corps at Jovenes Unidos has been secured. 
Outreach for the program has included a radio spot by one of the Corps members, a visit to 
Mission High School, distribution of flyers and a public relations strategy is currently being 
developed with Maureen O'Rorke. The first WritersCorps newsletter will be done in January, 
1995. 

8. 1995 Schedule for Program Committee Meetings 

The committee members had received and were in agreement of the schedule for next year's 
meetings. 

9. Old/New Business 

The committee raised the concern for the vacant position of Community Arts and Education 
Program Director. Recommendation made by Commissioner Nakajo that this issue be discussed at 
the next committee meeting. 

Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 6:35 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: . Minutes reviewed by: 




Salette Cressett Joanne Chow Winship 

Community Arts and Education, Program Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 19$0 Americans 
With Disabilities Act. all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings or the An Commission will 
bo held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. located on the comer or Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70. basement level, and cun lie accessed by the two main 
elevators in Uic lobby of the building. 

Accessible staling Tor persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cutfcslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L. M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market. 

one-half block from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Ouses-scrving the area or Van Ness and Market. 
Civic Center HART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 
• For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or rela'ed 
disabilities should call our accessibility hodinc at (415)554-8923 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are remint ed 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonla Cray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(413)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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A/D ?*<T ^MMUNIH' ARTS AND EDUCATION 

/f ^ ^eoaJ program COMMITTEE MEETING --p T 

^ / — -""Tuesday, Jajj uary 11, 19 9Jpk:00 p.m. DO o» 'MP^tS Dt 

£«m FranciscoApt Commission, SffVan Ness Ave. Ste. 70 FEB 2 1995 

. Minutes ' *£*£§£& 

Present: Staff- Joanne Chow Winship, Salette Gressett; Commissioners Present—Terri Simon, Steve 
Nakajo, Genny Lim, William Meyer; Cultural Center Representatives-- Steve Cohen, Joseph Smith, 
Jamie Lookett and Scott Madison from Bayview Opera House, Kola Thomas from Center for 
African and African American Art and Culture, Jack Davis from South of Market Cultural Center; 
Consultant- Omowalee Satterwhite; Guest-Sonia Gray 

Commissioner Lim called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. Cultural Center Facilities Task Force planning discussion 

A joint rrceting was called of the CAE committee and the Cultural Center Task Force to discuss 
the cultu 1 center facilities' planning update. Omowalee Satterwhite reminded the group that the 
purpose A the task force is to review and shape the planning process. The final meeting is 
scheduled for February 14, 1995. Omowalee stated that at that time, he would provide an 
executive summary report of the planning process, including common themes of the centers. 
Commissioner Lim asked if there would be a report that specified the needs of the centers that 
have bee i ascertained through this planning process. Director Winship added that issues such as 
future ownership conditions of the facilities need to be articulated as an outcome of the process. 
The commissioners agreed that both documentation of the process and of the centers' individual 
decisions concerning their facilities is required to substantiate the planning process. 

The cent* rs' representatives responded that Omowalee has been an excellent facilitator by 
encouraging the centers to focus on issues concerning their relationship with the commission and 
their lonj.-range plans. The centers expressed general agreement that they wish to produce 
resolutions to issues regarding the relationship of the centers with the Art Commission, and that 
they feel confident in expressing their position on these matters. Kola Thomas and Steve Cohen 
stated that they lack information to fully understand some of their options to make decisions that 
they would be ready to implement. Director Winship responded that the centers need to inform 
the commission of their needs so it can provide information they are lacking to make such 
decisions The purpose of the previous joint meeting with representatives from other city 
departments was to begin to obtain information about lease/ownership options and to introduce 
the cente s to these particular resources. Commissioner Lim stated that an outline of the centers' 
desired conditions need to be proposed to the committee for consideration and for assistance in 
implementing their goals. 

The agenda for the February 14 meeting was discussed and will include a presentation by each 
center to describe their: vision; facility lease/ownership plan; partnership with the Art 
Commission regarding funding, advocacy and relationship terms; and needs from the commission 
to devek p strategies for the goals stated. This will be followed by a discussion of the common 
issues/tl ernes among all centers. Commissioner Lim recommended that a summary report of 
these posits be given to the commissioners in advance so that they can be prepared to provide 
technical advice for strategic planning. Sonia Gray, former Program Director of Community Arts 
and Education, confirmed that clarification of these points from the centers was an expectation of 



Community Arts and Education, page 2 

this planning process. Omowalee had not understood that his facilitation services included 
involvement with the centers in producing documentation that articulates the centers' needs 
resulting from this planning process. Jack Davis pointed out that the relationship between the 
cultural centers and the Art Commission has developed to the strongest that it has ever been, and 
that the centers are in a good position to present their needs. 

Commissioner Lim adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: 



Minutes reviewed by: 



^-^A Jddcc^ 





^alette Gressett 
Community Arts and Education, Program Assistant 



Joanne Chow Winship 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



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/ COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM COMMITTEE 



Tuesday, -4Eefarua ry 14 , 1 9$& 

4:00 P.M. 

25 Van Ness, Suite 70 

/^ agenda FE B15 1994 

V^ SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Subject: Community Cultural Centers Discussion 



04:00 - 04:15 Opening Session 

Welcome 
- Introductions 

Review of Agenda 

04:15 - 04:30 Background Report 

Overview of the Planning 
Process 

04:30 - 05:30 Presentations by Community Cultural 

Centers (30 minutes each) 

05:30 - 05:45 Break 

05:45 - 06:45 Presentations by Community Cultural 

Centers (30 minutes each) 

06:45 - 07:15 Discussion 

Policy Framework 

Areas of Mutual Agreement 

07:15 - 07:30 Closing Session 

Review of Outcomes 
Next Steps 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americam 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotmble accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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CSPECL£j3>ROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 
/ Tuesday, February 14, 1995 4:00 p.m. Don , | MPMT 

ft X /San Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 70 ...„ b DEPT, 

-W°\f ^ " hm 21995 

Minutes & ANC 'SCO 

PUBLIC L/BRARY 
Present: Staff- Joanne Chow Winship, Salette Gressett, Liz Lerma; Commissioners Present— Steve 
Nakajo, /Villiam Meyer, Rod Freebairn-Smith; Cultural Center Representatives— Steve Cohen, 
Rochelle Frazier, Heidi Hardin and Joseph Smith from Bayview Opera House, Kola Thomas and 
Deborah Craig from Center for African and African American Art and Culture, Jack Davis from 
South of Market Cultural Center, Bob Carillo from the Mission Cultural Center 

Commissioner Nakajo called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. 

1. Cultural Center Facilities Discussion 

Open in g 

Steve Nc kajo served as chair for the meeting and gave a brief overview of the agenda. Liz Lerma 

was introduced as the new Program Director for Community Arts and Education. 

Commissioner Nakajo stated that the purpose of the special committee meeting was informational 

and to address the cultural centers' facility proposals. 

The cent?rs' presentations began with SOMAR (see attached). Jack Davis stated that SOMAR is 
not interested in purchasing their facility and is looking to have a 30-year lease with a 5-year 
review process. The current two-year Memorandum of Understanding has been problematic in 
SOMAR s fundraising efforts, i.e. MOCD requires at least a 5-year lease. Jack has had discussions 
with Gr?nts for the Arts (GFTA) regarding secured funding for the cultural centers and was told it 
may be possible if the Art Commission would also participate, but not on a one to one match. It 
was proposed that a funding commitment be made to meet that requirement. SOMAR currently 
receives $190,000 from GFTA and would need approximately $50,000 from the Art Commission to 
meet tht ir additional request. Jack stated that he feels that the cultural centers are the last of the 
Art Con mission's programs that still deliver directly into the community. SOMAR has raised 
almost half the funds required to address their code violations. 

Rochelle Frazier made the presentation for Bayview Opera House (see attached). The center 
would like a 20-year lease, with a 10-year gift/ purchase option in the second half of the lease. 
Their ullimate goal is to own the facility. They estimated that $3 million is needed for renovation, 
maintenance and work to address code violations. It was pointed out that the budget included in 
the distr buted information is to date, while the previous budget sent with the agenda prior to the 
meeting was an annual budget. Another goal of the center is to reach an annual budget of 
$500,000 by the year 2000. Commissioner Meyer clarified that funding for maintenance and 
repairs i ; ongoing work that the centers need on a regular basis, and capital improvements is new 
work that needs to be done that is projected to last for an extended period of time. With that 
delineation, it was estimated that of Bayview's $500,000 projection, $185,000 would be for 
maintenance and repairs, $15,000 for operating and the remaining amount for capital 
improvements. 



Commwity Arts and Education, page 2 



Bob Carllo presented the strategic plans for the Mission Cultural Center (see attached). The center 
is not in erested in purchasing their building and would like to negotiate a 30-year lease with a 
review every five years. The center currently has funds from HUD for some capital 
improve ments, but there is more work that needs to be done. The long-term lease would enable 
the center to more readily pursue additional funds, i.e. MOCD. It was estimated that 
approximately $55,000 per year would be needed for maintenance and repairs. The merger with 
La Raza Graphics did not benefit the center's fundraising efforts with funders, but La Raza 
Graphic? has increased their earned income. The center needs to develop a business plan in lieu 
of a 30-year lease to maximize their earned income potential and to outline strategies to access 
capital improvement funds. 

Kola Thomas made the facility presentation for the Center for African and African American Art 
and Culture. CAAAC currently has a 20-year lease and would like a gift/ purchase option within 
the next two years. The center feels confident in pursuing ownership within this time period and 
feels tha: it is necessary for empowering the community which CAAAC serves. It was pointed out 
that the renter would have to pay property taxes once they own the building, but it should be 
determined if this can be negotiated. The center feels that owning the building would also benefit 
their fundraising efforts. Currently, 15-20% of the center's support is from the Art Commission. 
CAAAC hopes to continue receiving funding for programing, utilities and maintenance, but still 
needs to determine how much support they would want once they own the facility. CAAAC also 
needs to develop a capital campaign for renovation, including seismic improvements. It was 
estimated that the center requires $25,000 per year for maintenance, repair and insurance. 

Closing discussion and next steps 

It was agreed that the next step is for the centers to provide a line item breakdown of their 
estimate > for maintenance and repairs, capital improvements and programming expenses in 
relation :o their proposals. CAE will provide each of the centers a breakdown of current funds 
that they receive from the Art Commission. Commissioner Meyer recommended that the 
information from the bond issue report be updated when referring to capital improvement 
estimate;. Director Winship encouraged the centers to utilize the technical assistance consultants 
in proceeding with aspects of their proposals, such as the Mission Cultural Center developing a 
business plan to increase earned income and strategies to access capital improvement funds, and 
Bayview and CAAAC investigating the legal aspects involved with acquisition through a 
gift/pur zhase option. The commissioners affirmed their support of the cultural centers and 
further cssistance with the centers pursuing their proposed facility plans. 



Commis ;ioner Nakajo adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: 




rogram Assistant 



Minutes reviewed by: 

Joanne Chow Winship 
Director of Cultural Affairs 




TRO '.RAMS 

Civic Art Coi iction 

Civic Pisicn Riviiw 

Commun iy Ark 

& En CATION 

Cuihirai Equity Grants 

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Community arts and education 

PROGRAMCflMMUa^E MEETING 

TuesdayTfiiarch 14, 1994 4:30 p.m. 

San Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness, Ste. 240 



/ A 



GENDA 



1. Arts Education Update 

a) Professional Development Workshops 

b) CSSSA Awards Ceremony 

Action item requested to recognize awardees. 



MAR l o 1995 

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Motion to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission congratulates 
San Francisco high school students on their acceptance into the California 
State Summer School for the Arts and salutes them as 1995 California Art 
Scholars. 

c) Arts Providers Faire 

d) Youth Arts Festival 



2. Action item requested on approval of honorarium for computer hardware 
services to WritersCorps. 

Motion to approve honorarium to Joe Pearson from the WritersCorps budget 
in the amount of $75 for computer hardware services on WritersCorps 
equipment 

3. Cultural Centers Presentations Discussion 

4. Program Director Report 

5. New /Old Business 




City and Cot nty of 
San Fr/ncisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodatbns to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue ar d 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or rel i: d 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are remind id 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available u]>on 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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^COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING DOCUMENTS D-. 

MAR 31 1995 



l/'V?S \ Tuesday, March 14, 1995 4:30 p.m. 



San Francisco Art Commission, 25 VanNess Ave. Ste. 70 



SAN FRANCISCO 
* ^Minutes PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Present: Staff— Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich; Commissioners Present— Terri Simon, 
Willis Kirk; Cultural Center Representatives— Heidi Hardin from Bayview Opera House, Jack Davis 
from South of Market Cultural Center 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. Arts Education Update 

Arts Education Officer Ann Wettrich announced the second year of the arts education pro essional 
development workshops on March 16 & 22 (hand-out). The principals and three teachers c rom 
each participating school will attend the workshops. The commissioners are invited. Tht schools 
will also form discussion groups with representatives from the cultural centers on 
neighborhood/ community resources. The past reception at the Gap was to introduce the .chools 
to the project. All elementary schools of the San Francisco Unified School District will partake in 
this project over a three year period. The schools attend the workshops conducted by the Arts 
Providers and learn about arts resources and applications in their classes, then submit a grant 
application to implement an arts education plan for their school in the following year. 

The Youth Arts Festival will be May 10 - 14. This annual event showcases artwork from children 
in San Francisco. CAE provides support for the festival and activities in conjunction with the 
event include the Arts Providers Faire on May 13, the CSSSA Awards Ceremony and the ivent of 
the Year. WritersCorps is also planning to have a presence at the festival this year. 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission 
congratulates San Francisco high school students on their acceptance into the Californi i State 
Summer School for the Arts and salutes them as 1995 California Art Scholars. Motion was 
seconded by Commissioner Willis and unanimously approved. 

2. Motion requested from WritersCorps Program 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve an honorarium to Joe Pearson from the 
WritersCorps budget in the amount of $75 for computer hardware services on Writersc >rps 
equipment. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Willis and unanimously approved. 

3. Cultural Centers Presentations Discussion 

CAE Program Director Liz Lerma reviewed the presentations made by the cultural center :» at the 
last special committee meeting (see minutes, Feb. 14, 1995). In the discussion that followe.i the 
centers' presentations, the commissioners requested a budgetary breakdown from each cc; ter of 
their operational /maintenance and capital improvement expenses. The centers have been jiven 
itemized facility expenses that are paid by CAE to be compiled in this information. These budgets 
will be presented at the next committe meeting. 



Community Arts and Education, page 2 

Jack Dav s distributed a maintenance and building costs breakdown (see handout). He assured the 
commiss oners that the facility planning process facilitator had assisted the centers in addressing 
their relationship with the Art Commission. Jack affirmed that the relationship with the 
commission has improved and feels that mutual advocacy can be achieved. Heidi Hardin agreed 
with Jacl< and added that the planning process had been advantageous for the Bayview Opera 
House. 

4. Program Director Report 

Liz Lerma distributed a summary report (see handout). She noted that the first two issues were 
brought to her immediate attention as the new program director of Community Arts and 
Education. In regards to the DPW work and alcove gate at the Mission Cultural Center, she noted 
that the city's chief architect is contacting the mayor's office to address the plan checker's ADA 
requirements which is delaying the permits needed to proceed with the work. 

The MOU for the Chinatown Community Arts Program had been pending due to additional 
insurance requirments by the site. The Assistant Director of the Art Commission has found an 
affordable means to satisfy these requirements and the execution of the MOU should be completed 
by the next committee meeting. 

The commissioners and CAE staff expressed a concern for the current small size of the program 
committee. There are three openings to be filled on the commission, and the committee would 
like to be a priority for an additional member as the positions are appointed. The commissioners 
reaffirmed their commitment to the CAE committee to ensure that a quorum would be avilable for 
committee meetings. 

Jack Dav.s apprised the committee of the urgency for obtaining the lease for SOMAR, as expressed 
in the cei iter's facility presentation. The lack of a lease has presented problems for the center in 
their fundraising efforts due to the requirements of granting organizations. Liz Lerma reported 
that once the stipulations have been presented and negotiations completed, the real estate 
department said that the actual processing of the lease could be done within 90 days. It was 
agreed that SOMAR's lease would be pursued as a priority due to the center's immediate situation. 

5. New/Old Business 

Commissioner Simon officially welcomed CAE Program Director Liz Lerma on behalf of the Art 
Commission. Commissioner Kirk inquired about the recording studio at the Bayview Opera 
House. Heidi Hardin reported that the studio is operational and the center currently has two 
youth pr Dgrams in the studio which include writing, producing songs and training on the 
equipme it. 

Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes^reviewed by: 





Liz Lermc Joanne Chow Winship 

Community Arts and Education, Program Director Director of Cultural Affairs 




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PROGRAMS 



ivic Art Coi iction 

Civic Disicn Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gaiury 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Strkt Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, April 11, 1994 4:30 p.m. 
Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. 

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AGENDA 



1. Arts Education Update 



2. WritersCorps Update 



OOCUMENTSOE- 

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PUBLIC 




3. Cultural Center Facility Planning Implementation 

1. Budgets requested at Feb. 14 presentation meeting 

2. SOMAR lease update 



4. Action item requested for Chinatown Community Arts Program MOU: 

Action item to approve an insurance policy for up to $1,500 that would 
cover any group who uses the Chinese Culture Foundation/Center facility 
through the San Francisco Art Commission. The policy is to be written on 
an occurrence basis with a combined single limited liability of not less than 
one million dollars per occurrence and which would name the Chinese 
Culture Foundation and Justice Enterprise as additionally insured. 



5. Asian American Needs Assessment 



6. Program Director Report 



7. New /Old Business 



City and Coi'nty or 
San Francisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotmble accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Bases-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist die city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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PROGRAMS 



Civic Art Couiction 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

41S.2S2.2581 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, June 13, 1994 4:30 p.m. 
Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St. 



AGENDA 
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1. Arts Education Update 



2. WritersCorps Update 

Action items requested on approval of expenditures for WritersCorps 

Motion to approve an honorarium in the amount of $300 to Deborah 
Silverberg for WritersCorps training. 

Motion to approve an honorarium in the amount of $200 to Eric Norberg for 
artwork created for the WritersCorps Anthology 



3. Sale /gifting of SOMAR trucks 

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4. Mission Cultural Center Update 



5. Cultural Center Facility Planning Implementation 
a. Discussion of CAAACs Lease 



DOr.l imhvjtS DEPT. 
JUN 1 2 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



6. Tour Schedule 



7. Program Director Report 



8. New /Old Business 



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n, C.h. 94102 tei 41 S. 252. 2590 fax 4 15.2 5 2.2 595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 



Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations 
to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission 
will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and 
Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the 
two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbs ide parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 
chemical based products. Please help the city to accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and 
Education Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests 
will be honored if possible. 



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^ COMMUNI I Y ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 
70.ZOS TuesdayUAUie 13, 1995 4:30 p.m. D QC.\ jmfNTS DEPT. 

lO Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St. mi n e iqqc 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Janet Heller; Commissioners Present- Terri Simon, 
Willis Kirk, Emery Rogers, Steve Nakajo; Cultural Center Representatives-Heidi Harden from 
Bayview Opera House, Jack Davis from South of Market Cultural Center, Kola Thomas from 
CAAAC. 

Commissioner Nakajo called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 

Commissioner Nakajo began the meeting by thanking Heidi Harden of the Opera House for 
hosting the meeting. Hardin acknowledge the support of CAE in making their programs possible. 
She also announced that a public hearing will be held to discuss a name change of the Opera 
House (attached) and noted that the board is opposed to the name change. Commissioner Nakajo 
pointed out that the group proposing the change by-passed the CAE staff and CAE committee in 
submitting their request to the full commission, and therefore the committee has not been fully 
apprised of the situation. Hardin informed the committee that the community ultimately has the 
final decision. Commissioner Nakajo stated that the CAE committee will need to be fully 
informed of the situation before discussion on the matter can take place. It was recommended that 
this issue be addressed at the committee's next meeting. 

1. Arts Education Update 

CAE Program Director Liz Lerma announced that the printing of the second edition of Inside /Out 
will be completed by the end of the month and distribution of the guide will begin at the start of 
the school year. The guide is also now available on-line through KQED. Commissioner Kirk 
suggested that City College may be another possibility for making the guide accessible through the 
new resource center which is due to open in November and will provide a comprehensive 
network with the San Francisco library. 

Three grants totaling $30,500 have been awarded for the Professional Development Project in 95- 
96. With the addition of these grants, 60% of the funds for the project have been raised to date. 
This next year will include the participation of the remaining 25 schools in the school district. 

A meeting was held with Superintendent Rojas to discuss housing the arts education clearinghouse 
at 135 Van Ness which will be remodeled for the new locale of the School of the Arts. A letter of 
support from the committee will be needed by July 17 for an application to the NEA to request 
funding to support this venture. Commissioner Nakajo recommended that this issue be included 
on next month's agenda. He also commended Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer for her vision 
and strategic planning for moving forward on this opportunity. Lerma extended an invitation to 
the commissioners to serve on the steering committee of the clearinghouse. The commissioners 
requested that the times and dates of meetings and the time commitment for this position be 
provided to them to make a decision. 



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2. WritersCorps Update 

WritersCorps Coordinator Janet Heller reported that the program's budget for next year has not 
been confirmed, but she expects to be notified of a decision by July 1. The San Francisco 
Volunteer Center handles other AmeriCorps programs and may be a possibility as a fiscal agent 
for WritersCorps. The fiscal agent's fee is 10%, which will be $20,000-30,000 depending upon the 
amount approved for the WritersCorps budget. A graduation ceremony will be held for the Corps 
on June 30, and the anthology from this year is due for release July 15. The new Corps members 
for next year will be announced July 28. The WritersCorps site will be moving from Youth for 
Service after this month. SOMAR is a possibility for a new site. 

Heller reported that one of the difficulties this year has been to incorporate appropriate sites in the 
program, and she plans to engage cluster site groups next year to address this. Heller hopes to 
obtain a fiscal agent for next year to alleviate the financial administration difficulties of the 
program. 

Heller stated that two Corps members have been hired by sites that have participated in the 
program and that other members have developed an interest in teaching as a result of their 
participation in the Corps. Commissioner Nakajo suggested that the program consider reaching 
seniors in addition to youth. 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve an honorarium in the amount of $300 to 
Deborah Silverberg for WritersCorps training. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simon 
and unanimously approved. 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve an honorarium in the amount of $200 to Eric 
Norberg for artwork created for the WritersCorps anthology. Motion was seconded by 
Commissioner Simon and unanimously approved. 

3. Sale/giftng of SOMAR trucks 

SOMAR uses two city-owned vehicles which are serviced by central shops. The maintenance 
expenses have exceeded the amount allocated for this fiscal year, and would have been 
considerably less if maintenance were done by an outside vendor. Liz Lerma pointed out that 
when the trucks are sent to central shops for inspections, additional maintenance work is done and 
automatically charged against the Art Commission's work order. Lerma proposed that the Art 
Commission offer to gift the trucks to SOMAR so that the Commission would not be obligated to 
use central shops and thereby avoid high maintenance costs and would be relieved of 
responsibility of the trucks. The process to allow giftng the trucks involves presenting the matter 
to the Board of Supervisors via the Mayor's Office. A case would need to be made that gifting the 
trucks to SOMAR would be a savings to the city. Commissioner Kirk recommended that a motion 
to gift the trucks be included on the next meeting's agenda. Commissioner Nakajo requested that 
this presentation be prepared for the Board of Supervisors. 



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4. Mission Cultural Center Update 

As a result of the Board of Directors firing the center's director and support staff person, the 
situation at the center has been very unstable and changing on a daily basis. The latest action 
taken was a letter submitted by Joanne Chow Winship notifying the board that the Art 
Commission was concerned about public safety and accessibility to the center. The letter also 
urged an expediate resolution of the situation and affirmed the Commission's support of the 
center. Lerma stated that she apprised the police of the current situation in the event of unrest, at 
the advisement of the city attorney. Lerma explained that the current community upheaval 
resulted from the manner in which the staff was fired and due to the temporary closure of the 
center. The center's director was fired due to the Board of Directors' difficulties with the executive 
director which were (in the board's words): refusal to provide financial information to the board; 
refusal to submit to evaluation by the board; artistic direction, or lack thereof; community support; 
the need to act quickly. The board is holding a meeting tonight to affirm agreement with the 
community that new community members will be added to the current board. 

5. Cultural Center Facility Planning Implementation 

This item was tabled until next month's meeting due to the over-riding situation at Mission 
Cultural Center. Kola Thomas distributed proposed amendments to CAAAC's MOU on items #8 
and #9, as recommended by CAAAC's board (attached). 

6. Tour Schedule 

The tour of the cultural centers is scheduled for the morning of June 26. Staff will contact the 
commissioners with further information in light of the UN celebrations also scheduled for that day. 

7. Program Director Report 

Program Director Lerma had no further items to report. 

8. New/Old Business 

Heidi Harden announced the celebration to honor the Third Street Mural Project artists (attached). 

Commissioner Nakajo adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m. 

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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, July 11, 1995 4:30 p.m. 
Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St. 



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AGENDA 



1. Arts Education Update 

a) NEA Proposal for clearinghouse project 



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2. WritersCorps Update 

Action items requested on approval of expenditures for WritersCorps: 

Motion to approve an honorarium up to $850 to Peter Chang for graphic 
design for the cover of the WritersCorps anthology. 

Motion to approve an honorarium of $1,200 to Judith Tannenbaum for 
training. 

3. Mission Cultural Center Update 



4. Cultural Center Facility Planning Implementation 
a. Discussion of CAAAC's Lease 



5. Cultural Centers' Tour 



6. Asian American Needs Assessment Discussion 



7. Program Director Report 



8. New /Old Business 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasotmble accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbs ide parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Present: Staff-- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Janet Heller, Ann Wettrich, Lenore Hoover; 
Commissioners Present— Terri Simon, Emery Rogers, Steve Nakajo; Cultural Center 
Representatives-Jennifer Ross and Rochelle Frazier from Bayview Opera House, Kola Thomas and 
Deborah Craig from CAAAC. 

Commissioner Nakajo called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 

Commissioner Nakajo began by welcoming Jennifer Ross as the new Executive Director of 
Bayview Opera House, and Lenore Hoover as the new Arts Education intern. 

1. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, reported on the three Arts Education Collaborative projects. 
The Professional Development project is in its second year and the review has been completed of 
24 grant applications from the current year's participating schools (list distributed). Commissioner 
Nakajo agreed that two alternate commissioners will be appointed to fulfill the vacant seat on the 
project's steering committee. 

The updated edition of Inside/Out, the directory of arts education resources, is now available 
(distributed). The guide is in high demand and distribution arrangements have begun. The guide 
will be available free of charge to organizations working with children. San Francisco libraries and 
schools will have copies for public use and the guide is accessible on the internet. Inside/Out is 
also being developed for use on disk. The on-line access code is: 
http://www.kqed.org/fromKQED/Cell/arted/intro.html 

Ami met with the Flinders' Collaborative to discuss the opportunity for the clearinghouse to be 
located at 135 Van Ness, the current school district administrative offices, which will be renovated 
with new construction to house the School of the Arts with a proposed center for arts education. 
The funders decided against submitting a proposal to the NEA to fund the project based on their 
reservations regarding the school district's intent for the renovated/new building and the use of 
these funds. Ann assured the committee that the Art Commission is in a leadership position in 
pursuing this project, but pointed out that the school district's planning for this new venture has 
lacked community input and communication. The funders' main concern is that the venture is 
being driven by a new building rather than programming. 

Ann also reported on the Literary Arts Grant program. The deadline for applications for this year 
was June 30. Nine applications were received from the fourteen eligible organizations who were 
grantees from last year. 

2. WritersCorps Update 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve an honorarium up to$850 to Peter Chang for 
graphic design of the cover of the Writerscorps anthology. Motion was seconded by 
Commissioner Rogers and unanimously approved. 

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Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve an honorarium in the amount of $1,200 to 
Judith Tannenbaum Writerscorps training. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Rogers and 
unanimously approved. 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, reported that the program has been approved for the 
second year, with an additional $50,000 from AmeriCorps. However, the AmeriCorps program 
and NEA remain in jeopardy of cuts from Congress. Commissioner Nakajo affirmed the 
committee's support of the WritersCorps program and requested that information be reported on 
possible AmeriCorps and NEA cuts when available. 

3. Mission Cultural Center Update 

Liz Lerma, CAE Program Director, reported that three board members from Mission Cultural 
Center have resigned and five new board members have been added. The center's board meetings 
have become more productive and are being held open to the public. Programming at the center 
is in place and the recent article in the Mission News reflected the organization's progression. The 
organization's finances are under investigation and funds cannot be accessed by staff during this 
time. A temporary program coordinator is directing operations and the chair of the executive 
committee from the board is directing financial operations. 

4. Cultural Center Facility Planning Implementation 

Lerma reported on the discussion of CAAAC's lease at the last Cultural Center Directors' meeting. 
The interpretation of several sections of the lease have come into question (Program Director's 
report distributed, item #7). The city attorney's office has clarified that the city's obligation to 
renovate the center is subject to appropriation of city funds. The city is discharged of this 
obligation if funds are not appropriated. The center is responsible for utilities and maintenance 
after the first three years of the lease. According to the lease, the city attorney also clarified that 
the city's renovation obligation is independent of the center's responsibility for utilities and 
maintenance after three years. Kola said that these responsibilities of the center were meant to be 
contingent upon completion of renovation. At the time of negotiations, it was projected that 
renovations would be completed within the three year time frame given for when the center was 
to assume responsibility for utilities and maintenance. Deborah Craig, CAAAC board president, 
asked if the center has the same option as the city in being discharged of its obligation regarding 
utilities and maintenance. Commissioner Nakajo requested that this option be investigated, and 
emphasized the immediacy of resolving this issue to avoid lack of compliance. Lerma verified that 
the city attorney has affirmed that the lease can be amended. The committee members agreed that 
they supported a resolution to this issue in the best interest of the center. Commissioner Nakajo 
suggested that each committee member focus on one of the centers to address their renovation and 
maintenance needs. Commissioner Rogers added that an update of the status of the centers 
should be on the full commission's agenda. 

5. Cultural Centers' Tour 

It was agreed that a September date to reschedule the tour should be proposed at the next full 
commission meeting. 

6. Asian American Needs Assessment Discussion 

The committee agreed to hold further discussion on this item at the next meeting. 



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7. Program Director Report 

Lerma reported that the community meeting held to discuss the proposed name change of the 
Bayview Opera House resulted in changing the name of the center's theater to the Ruth Williams 
Memorial Theater. She will be investigating the procedures to legally change the name and 
placement of signage, in consideration that the center is a historical building. 



Commissioner Nakajo adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m. 



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Community Arts and Education, Program Director 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, August 8, 1995 4:30 p.m. 
SOMAR, 934 Brannan (@ 8th) 



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1. CAE 1995-96 Budget 

Action items requested on approval of expenditures for FY 95-96 

Motion to approve 1995-96 Literary Art Grants from Youth Arts Fund: 

Agora TV $600 

Brava! For Women in the Arts $5,400 

California Poets in the Schools $5,400 

Chinese Progessive Association $3,400 

Community Works West $3,800 

Eco Rap $3,800 

Real Alternatives Program $3,800 

Theatre Adelante $3,600 
Vietnamese Youth Development Center $3,800 

Wajumbe Cultural Institution $3.800 

TOTAL= $37,400 



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Youth Arts Fund: 





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Carver Mural Project $4,001) 






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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



Community Arts & Education Agenda, p.2 



Motion to approve 1995-96 Community Festival Grants from Public Art 
Fund: 



Gospel Fest 


$3,250 


16th St. Fest 


$3,250 


6th St. Fest 


$3,250 


Barrio Fest 


$3,250 


Tenderloin St. Theater Fest 


$3,250 


S.F. Fair 


$5,000 


Arts Providers Fair 


$800 



TOTAL= $22,050 



Motion to approve 1995-96 Programs in the Communities from Grants for 
the Arts Fund: 

Chinatown Community Arts Program $56,000 

SPEAK $8,500 

Central City Hospitality House $17,374 

Potrero Hill Neighborhood House $12,404 
Richmond District Neighborhood Center $16,574 

Sheriff's Re-Entry Program $23,074 

TODCO $16,074 

TOTAL $150,000 



Motion to approve $6,000 Grant to the Youth Arts Festival from Youth Arts 
Fund. 

Motion to approve $3,000 Grant to California State Summer School for the 
Arts from Youth Arts Fund. 

Motion to approve $10,000 Grant to the Professional Development Project 
from Youth Arts Fund. 

Motion to approve $10,700 to Arts Education Officer Salary from Youth Arts 
Fund. 



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2. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

3. Literary Arts Update 

4. Programs In the Community Discussion 

5. WritersCorps Update 



6. Cultural Center Facility Planning Implementation 

a) CAAAC's lease amendment discussion 

b) Commissioner/Cultural Center Partnership Discussion 

c) Discussion of spending plan for $246,600 for cultural centers facility 
maintenance and repairs: Mission Cultural Center, Bayview Opera 
House, South of Market Cultural Center, Center for African and African 
American Art and Culture 



7. Cultural Centers' Tours 

8. Program Director Report 

9. New /Old Business. 



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Present: Staff-- Liz I.erma, Salette Gressett, Janet Heller, Ann Wettrich, Richard Newirth; 
Commissioners Present— Terri Simon, Emery Rogers,Willis Kirk; Cultural Center Representatives- 
Jennifer Ross from Bayview Opera House, Jack Davis from SOMAR, Kola Thomas and Deborah 
Craig from CAAAC. 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 

1. CAE 1995-96 Budget 

Program Director I iz Lerma reviewed each item of the CAE budget and pointed out that 

additional items will be proposed as allocations are confirmed, i.e. California Arts Council grant 

and Capital Improvement Advisory Committee funds (CAE proposed budget summary 

distributed). 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve the 1995-96 Literary Art Grants. Motion was 
seconded by Commissioner Rogers. 

Motion made by Commissioner Rogers to approve the 1995-96 Cultural Center Special Project 
Grants. Motion seconded by Commissioner Simon. 

Motion made by Commissioner Rogers to approve the 1995-96 Festival Grants. Motion 
seconded by Commissioner Simon. 

Motion made by Commissioner Rogers to approve the 1995-96 Program In the Community 
Grants. Motion seconded by Commissioner Simon. 

Salette noted that the Sheriff's Re-entry Program currently has an exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for 
the Arts. 

Motion made by Commissioner Rogers to approve the 1995-96 Youth Arts Festival Grant for 
$6,000. Motion seconded by Commissioner Simon. 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve the 1995-96 California State Summer School 
for the Art Grant in the amount of $3,000. Motion seconded by Commissioner Rogers. 

Ann noted that this grant provides scholarships to the high school student arts scholars from San 
Francisco who cannot afford the summer school's admission fee. 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve the 1995-96 Grant of $10,000 to the San 
Francisco Foundation for the Professional Development Project. Motion seconded by 
Commissioner Rogers. 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve $10,700 for the Arts Education Officer salary 
from the Youth Arts Fund. Motion seconded by Commissioner Rogers. 



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2. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

Julie Cheung, Chinatown Community Art Program Director was absent. Item was tabled until 
next meeting. 

3. Literary Arts Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, distributed a summary report of the three-year Literary Arts 
Community Pilot Grants Program with recommendations for continuation grants for 1995-96 
(summary report distributed ). A correction was noted to the amount indicated as $37,600 for 
continuation grants, which should be changed to $37,400. She explained that CAE is using this 
year to evlauate the program and research additional funds since the three-year NEA grant has 
ended. The continuation grants for 1995-96 are for 10 successful projects at 60% of their 1994-95 
award, using funds that were previously used as the NEA match. 

4. Programs In the Community (PIC) Discussion 

Salette Gressett, CAE Program Assistant, gave an update on the program and discussed CAE's 
plans for this year (report, PIC listing and timeline distributed). Evaluation of these programs 
over the last year has included site visits, final reports and individual technical assistance. CAE is 
proposing changes to the PIC program to adhere to the guidelines of Grants for the Arts, to 
become better responsive to the changing needs of the city's underserved communities, and in 
consideration of the CAE programs that have evolved since the inception of the PICs in 1985. The 
program offers one of the few, if not the only opportunity for non-arts organizations to receive 
funding for their art programs, and the existing closed funding process excludes other eligible 
programs. CAE staff is proposing that the program open up the application process to better 
address changing community needs and to encourage quality programs through a competitive 
peer panel review process. CAE has collected names of eligible organizations for the program and 
is continuing outreach to identify others and to assess the current community needs of the city . 
The committee agreed that changes are in the best interest of the PIC program. 

5. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, reported that funding for the program is still in question 
until Congress meets to determine the funding for AmeriCorps. In the meantime, 103 applications 
were received for the second year, and 5 full-time, 20 part-time members were selected. Of the 
selected members, 40% are people of color, 28% are returning corps members, and the age range is 
19 - 61. The anthology of work from the first year will be available in September. Associated 
Writing Program is no longer able to serve as the fiscal agent for the program, and Heller is 
searching for a local fiscal agent. AmeriCorps has approved a $100,000 budget increase for the 
second year and requested that more detailed evaluation be provided. Heller projects that the 
Senate will reduce the AmeriCorps budget to compromise with the House's desire to eliminate 
funding of the program. 

6. Cultural Center Facility Planning Implementation 

a) An amendment needs to be approved by the committee regarding the stipulation involving 
maintenance funds in CAAAC's lease. The amendment is needed as soon as possible for use as a 
model for the other centers, and will also need approval by the full commission, Real Estate 
Department, the city attorney, the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor. 



Community Atis and Education, page 3 

Lerma clarified that the contractual expenses, such as light/heat/power, are the maintenance 
expenses referred to in the amendment. Deborah Craig asked if the committee approves of the 
amendment proposed by CAAAC. Commissioner Simon responded that she agrees that an 
-amendment is needed, but is not clear that CAAAC's proposal is the one to approve. When asked 
if she supported CAAAC's proposed amendement, lerma responded that she is not at liberty to 
say until the city attorney reviews the amendment and gives her approval. Kola Thomas 
explained that the center is agreeable to claiming responsibility of these expenses after the city has 
addressed all of the code violations at the facility, lerma confirmed the Art Commission's and her 
support of the center, and pointed out that the commission does not have the autonomous 
authority to allocate money on behalf of the city. Therefore, the commission is not in a position to 
commit its support of CAAAC's proposed amendment at the time of this meeting. Richard 
Nevvirth noted that the commission has already approved an allocation for maintenance expenses 
for this year. Commissioner Simon pointed out that a resolution is needed to address these needs 
in the future. Newirth added that if the Art Commission could have legislation for a line item for 
the cultural centers, then the centers would be in a position to leverage more stable funding. He 
recognized that Maria Martinez' efforts have taken a step in the right direction and stated his 
support of further work to achieve this goal. The full commission has been apprised of the 
current situation and is prepared for a requested motion to address this issue. The commissioners 
reaffirmed their support of the centers and for an amendment to CAAAC's lease that would be 
satisfy both the center and commission. 

b) Commissioner Kirk suggested that each commissioner submit their request for their center 
partner to Commissioner Nakajo to be able to individually address cultural center issues. The 
representative from the centers supported the partnership. 

c) Discussion of the centers' facility maintenance and repairs budget was tabled since confirmation 
of the funds by the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee has not yet been received. 

7. Cultural Centers' Tours 

A tour of the centers with Bill Lee will be in September, and a tour with the Board of Supervisors 
will be either Sept. 22 or Sept. 29. Dates will be confirmed in the next week. 

8. Program Director Report 

(Program Director's report distributed.) Lerma reported on the Asian American Arts Community 
Needs Assessment. A community meeting was held on July 24 to further discuss this assessment, 
and a task force was formed to report back to the entire group. On July 26, Kearny Street 
Workshop proposed to be the central site for the Asian American Community Arts Consortium 
and outlined what they felt to be the responsibilities of the Art Commission. Nancy Horn, 
Executive Director of the Kearny Street Workshop, would like to have further discussion with the 
Art Commission on these proposals. 

Lerma and Wettrich met with the Arts Education Funders Collabortive to define the projects for 
this fiscal year. Lerma clarified that Commissioner Kirk and Commissioner Rogers (alternate) will 
serve as the representative from the commission at these meetings. The next meeting is Sept. 13 
and Commissioner Rogers agreed to attend in Commissioner Kirk's absence. 



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9. New/Old Business 

Jack Davis, Director of SOMAR, displayed the blueprints for the proposed neon sign for the center. 

Jennifer Ross, Director of Bay view Opera House, announced that the rendering of the new sign at 
the center will be unveiled at a ceremony on September 9, following approval from the Landmarks 
Commission. 



Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: 



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Community Arts and Education, Program Director 



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Director of Cultural Affairs 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, September 12, 1995 4:30 pjn. 
San Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness, Ste. 70 



AGENDA 



SEP 8 1995 



1. CAE 1995-96 Budget 

Action items requested on approval of expenditures for FY 95-96 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Motion to authorize Community Arts and Education to receive and expend 
$27,000 from the California Arts Council and $157,500 from Grants for the Arts. 



2. Action requested for the addition of a neon sign at South of Market Cultural 
Center 

Motion to approve the installation of a neon sign for the South of Market 
Cultural Center 



3. WritersCorps Update 



4. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 



5. Arts Education Update 



6. Programs In the Community Update 




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7. Cultural Center Facility Planning Implementation 

a) Discussion of spending plan for $246,600 for cultural centers facility 
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8. Cultural Centers' Tour for Board of Supervisors and Commissioners on Sept. 22 



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10. New/Old Business 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

•Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 19% Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will maie reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Ait Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbxtde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI tines that serve this location are: 

J, K> L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our ■cces*ibility hotline *t (415)554-8925 fo discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request nt mnetings Please contact Li/. Lctma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-259$ at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

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Present: Staff-- Liz I erma, Salette Gressett, Janet Heller, Ann Wettrich, Richard Newirth, 
Julie Cheung; Commissioners Present— Terri Simon, Emery Rogers, Steve Nakajo. 

Commissioner Nakajo called the meeting to order at 4:35 p.m. 

1. CAE 1995-96 Budget 

Program Director Liz Lerma requested authorization for 1995-96 budget items. 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to authorize Community Arts and Education to receive 
and expend $27,000 from the California Arts Council and $157,500 from Grants for the Arts. 
Motion was seconded by Commissioner Rogers. 

2. SOMAR's Neon Sign 
Liz requested approval for the addition of a neon sign for South of Market Cultural Center. 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve the installation of a neon sign for the South 
of Market Cultural Center. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Rogers. 

3. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, reported that the NEA has secured funding from 
AmeriCorps for 1995-96, and she is currently planning training for the Corps members whose 
service begins on October 30. There are 20 part-time and 5 full-time members this year, including 
seven returning members from last year. Janet will provide bios on the Corps and their sites at 
the next meeting. There will be a reception held after the next full commission meeting on 
October 2 to introduce the commission to the new Corps members. It was suggested that tours of 
the sites for the commissioners be done in the Spring. Invitations will be sent for the final reading 
from the first year's Corps, scheduled for Oct. 1. 

Janet explained that the first year of the program clarified the need to focus more on local writers 
due to housing problems with those from out of town, and to secure strong sites to establish good 
matches with the Corps members. She is currently developing criteria for interested sites to 
benefit the selection process, and added that the program started off behind schedule last year 
which did not allow for ample planning time. The committee agreed that the readings have a 
strong impact with public relations potential. Rich noted that exploring possible media avenues, 
such as the CityWatch station, with the video of the graduation ceremony event may be one 
avenue to increase visibility and outreach. 

4. Chinatown Community Arts Program Report 

Julie Cheung, Chinatown Community Art Program Director, gave a report on the Chinatown 
Community Arts Program (CCAP). She began by thanking the commissioners and the Director of 
Cultural Affairs for their support, followed by a history of the program. Rich noted that CCAP 
was a leader in initiating collaborative efforts among the cultural centers. Currently, CCAP 
provides year-long arts programs in visual and performing arts, and festivals. The program serves 



Community Arts and Education, page 2 

the Chinese and Asian-American communities and collaborates with other organizations in these 
communities. Julie outlined the activities scheduled for this year. Liz added that CCAP will be 
receiving a computer, printer and fax machine, and that the program's budget is increased this 
year. This will allow Julie to receive technical assistance for fundraising efforts and a part-time 
paid intern. Liz clarified that the program shares a facility with the Chinese Culture Foundation. 
The commissioners voiced a concern about the amount of community requests that Julie receives 
and maintaining a balance between projects with the Chinese Americans and other Asian 
American communities. It was suggested that the program broaden its support among the Board 
of Supervisors. 

5. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, reported that the distribution of the Inside/Out book has 
been nearly completed. She has received thank you letters and requests from other cities 
interested in using the project as a model. 

The Professional Development Project is working with 27 schools this year to do workshops and 
award grants. Ann stated that $110,000 of the $180,000 from this year's budget has been secured, 
and that proposals are being sent out this week to obtain the balance needed. Ann commented on 
the working relationship with the Arts Education Funders' Collaborative and said that they have 
been discussing the roles of the collaborative parties. There was some clarification needed 
regarding the Art Commission as both a funder and facilitator of the projects, but a consensus 
was reached and a letter of agreement will be signed by all parties. It was determined that the 
projects be referred to as "projects led by the Arts Education Funders' Collaborative". 

Additionally, Ann noted that a recruitment poster will be created for this year's literary arts 
program and WritersCorps projects. 

6. Programs In the Community (PIC) Update 

Salette Gressett, CAE Program Assistant, reported that the increase in funding from Grants for the 
Arts for the PIC's will be used to provide a training program in the Spring. The training program 
will help to address the PIC's needs, i.e. fundraising in the social service sector, and will provide 
information for artists interested in working in these types of settings, including placement. 
Opening the application process for the PIC program will then be postponed until the following 
year, 1997-98, instead of next year as originally discussed at the last committee meeting. 

7. Cultural Center Facility Planning Implementation 

Liz reported that she is in the process of providing the centers' maintenance costs information to 
the Mayor's Office for this year's maintenance funding. She mentioned that two-thirds of the 
lighting retrofit job at the Mission Cultural Center is being paid by Hetch Hetchy. The 
commissioners agreed that code violations and safety issues need to be addressed as priority for 
the allocation of maintenance funding, and that there needs to be a portion set aside for an 
emergency fund. It was pointed out that the funding amount received is secured for this year 
only. 



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8. Cultural Centers' Tour 

The tour of the cultural centers with the Board of Supervisors and Art Commissioners will be 
Friday, September 22. 

9. Program Director Report 

Liz attended a task force meeting on the Asian American Arts Needs Assessment. She has 
ascertained that a physical facility does not seem to be the immediate focus of the group, but that 
an organized community structure is of more importance. Commissioner Freebairn-Smith sent a 
memo to the Redevelopment Agency regarding the Turk/Fillmore building. The agency is 
currently studying the building for possible renovation and re-usage (attached to Program 
Director's report). 

Commissioner Nakajo adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m. 

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Tuesday/ October 10, 1995 4:30 p.m. 

Chinatown Community Arts Program, 750 Kearny St 3rd Floor 



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Motion to approve the expenditure of a Programs in the Community grant of 
$8,500 to Sunset Parkside Education and Action Committee (SPEAK) from 
Grants For the Arts funds. 

Motion to approve $5,000 maintenance grants to SOMAR, Bayview Opera 
House, Center for African and African American Art and Culture and Mission 
Cultural Center from Capital Improvements Advisory Committee funds. 



2. WritersCorps Update 

Motion to approve the following procedure for the administration of the 
WritersCorps Program by the San Francisco Art Commission, per the 
requirements of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): 

The Site Coordinator will be employed by the Bronx Council on the Arts. The 
Site Coordinator's office will be located at the San Francisco Art Commission. 
The Site Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of Cultural Affairs 
through the Community Arts and Education Program Director. 

The Corporation for National Service (CNS), through Pacific Services Center 
(PSQ, located in San Francisco, will receive $262,858 from the NEA. PSC will 
administer the San Francisco WritersCorps payroll, including health care and 
uniform expenses. PSC will regrant non-payroll expenses totaling $60,732 to the 
California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (CALAA). 

CALAA will receive $60,732 to administer non-payroll expenses, which include: 
training, travel, support staff and on-site expenses. CALAA will regrant $14,565 
to the San Francisco Art Commission for selected on-site expenses. 



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San Francisco Art Commission will receive $14,565 from CALAA for on-site 
expenses including: Phone, Printing, Copying, Postage, Mailing and 
Administration. 



3. Arts Education Update 

4. Program Director Report 

5. New /Old Business 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

•Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Amencaas with 
Disabilities Act. all City agencies will make reasonable accommodation* to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will be held a 23 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators m the lobby of the building. 

Accessible (eating for persons with disabilities, including those in w h e elch a ir s, will be available. 

Accessible etubside parking has been designated oa Oak Street be twe e n Van Ness Avenue and Frankfca 
Street. 

Acc es sible MUNI Iiaes that serve this location are: 

J. K. L. M. aad N Tnias- -stopping at Van Ness and Market. 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 2«s, aad 42 Bases- *rvmg the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Ci*ic Crater BaST. located at the mtcrsecboa of Grove. Hvde. and Market Streets 

For more information oa accessible ffansit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility kotii»e at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that otter 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to a c c o mmod a te these 
individuals 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lcrma in the Community Arts and Education Program a: - t§ 41 

least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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#• £ Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995 4:30 p.m. OCT 26 1995 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 
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Present: Staff-- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Janet Heller, Ann Wettrich, Julie Cheung; 
Commissioners Present- Steve Nakajo, Terri Simon, Emery Rogers, Willis Kirk, Emily Keeler; 
Guests: John Seto, Chinese Culture Foundation. 

Commissioner Nakajo called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. CAE 1995-96 Budget 

Community Arts and Education Program Director Liz Lerma requested authorization for two 
1995-96 budget items. The first item was withheld from previous budget approval pending a 
revised proposal from the applicant (SPEAK). The initial proposal was for in-school art classes 
which CAE cannot fund. The application was changed at the request of CAE to offer after-school 
art classes. SPEAK met the deadline of September 30 to make the arrangements for this 
adjustment. 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve the expenditure of a Programs In the 
Community grant of $8,500 to Sunset Parkside Education and Action Committee (SPEAK) from 
Grants For the Arts funds. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Kirk. 

The second budget item is for the annual general maintenance grants that are allocated for the 
cultural centers. Lerma assured the committee that a system of accountability for these 
expenditures would be in place. 

Motion made by Commissioner Simon to approve $5,000 maintenance grants to SOMAR, 
Bayview Opera House, Center for African and African American Art and Culture and Mission 
Cultural Center from Capital Improvements Advisory Committee funds. Motion was seconded 
by Commissioner Kirk. 

2. WritersCorps Update 

Liz explained the Writerscorps program structure for 1995-96, noting the variations from the 
agenda (Program Director's report distributed). Janet explained that the complex structure of 
coordination between the Corporation for National Service, NEA, Bronx Council on the Arts, 
Pacific /Services Center, Art Commission and CALAA had to be arranged due to the contract with 
Associated Writers Program not being renewed from last year as the fiscal agent for the project. 
The match of $34,650 by the Art Commission that is requested by the NEA will be for direct 
expenses for the Corps members. Janet explained that all three sites, the San Francisco Art 
Commission, Washington D.C and the Bronx all receive the same amount for the project and have 
the same match request (WritersCorps budget distributed). 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve the procedure for the administration of the 
WritersCorps Program by the San Francisco Art Commission, per the requirements of the 
National Endowment for the Arts, with the noted amendments: 



Community Arts and Education, page 2 

The NEA will administer $305,558. The NEA will administer the San Francisco 
WritersCorps payroll, including health care and uniform expenses. The NEA will regrant 
$42,700 to The Bronx Council on the Arts for salary and benefits for the San Francisco 
Site Coordinator ($35,000 salary, $7,700 benefits). 

The Site Coordinator will be employed by The Bronx Council on the Arts. The Site 
Coordinator's office will be located at the San Francisco Art Commission (SFAC). The 
Site Coordinator will be supervised by the SFAC Director of Cultural Affairs 
through the Community Arts and Education Program Director. 

The NEA will regrant non-payroll expenses totaling up to $61,532 to the California 
Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (CALAA). CALAA will receive up to $61,532 to 
administer non-payroll expenses, which include: training, travel, support staff and on-site 
expenses. CALAA will regrant up to $15,365 to the San Francisco Art Commission for 
selected on-site expenses. 

San Francisco Art Commission will receive up to $15,365 from CALAA for on-site 
expenses including: Phone, Printing, Copying, Postage, Mailing and Administration. 

Motion was seconded by Commissioner Rogers. 

The committee made a recommendation to the Executive Committee to approve the requested 
match of $34,650 for the WritersCorps Program. 

Janet reported on the new WritersCorps members (bios and site list distributed). There are five 
returning members from last year and the Full Commission will have an opportunity to meet the 
new members at a reception after the next Full Commission meeting. Commissioner Rogers 
commented on the excellence of Flavors of the City , the WritersCorps anthology. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, reported that an MOU with the Funders Collaborative has 
been signed. The agreement includes the stipulation that $32,500 will be contributed towards 
Ann's work on the collaborative's projects and will enable Ann to have an intern to provide 
administrative support. There remains $75,000 to be raised for the Professional Development 
Project, and there is $85,000 pending in possible contributions, including $40,000 from the SFUSD. 
1996-97 will be the last year of the project and all school will be served by that time. The Funders' 
Collaborative has tentatively committed to continue the update of Inside /Out every 2-3 years due 
to the popularity of the book. 

4. Program Director Report 

Liz Lerma reported on the Asian American task force and feels that the group is moving 
methodically and making progress. A representative from the task force will make a presentation 
when more definitive plans have been solidified. John Seto commented on the lack of cohesion 
among the Asian American communities in San Francisco which comprise 30 - 40% of the city's 
population. He foresees that the task force will be a long process. 



Community Arts and Education, page 3 

In regard to the cultural centers' 1995-96 maintenance funds, Liz has asked the centers' directors to 
submit priority lists of their maintenance needs. The allocation of funds will be based upon the 
needs of each center and may not necessarily be equal in dollar amount. 

Liz followed up on the Turk/Fillmore building and reported that Cliff Graves at the 
Redevelopment Agency is open to suggestions for plans to utilize the building. It was suggested 
that an ad-hoc committee be formed to investigate this building potential and to give 
recommendations to the executive committee after being presented to the CAE committee. It was 
recommended that the ad-hoc committee consist of Commissioners Nakajo, Kirk, Keeler and 
Freebairn-Smith. The ad-hoc committee will notify CAE of their meetings so that an 
announcement can be posted. 

5. New I old Business 

Janet distributed the new WritersCorps newsletter. 

The Chinatown Community Arts Program will host an opening on October 21 for a painting and 
calligraphy exhibition. 

Commissioner Nakajo adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes reviewed by: 






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Community Arts and Education, Program Director Director of Cultural Affairs 



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1. CAE 1995-96 Budget 

Action items requested on approval of expenditures for FY 95-96. 

Motion to approve the expenditure of a grant to Golden Gate University in the 
amount of $1,440 from funds received from San Francisco Foundation for the 
stipend for arts education intern. 

Motion to approve the expenditure of a grant to ArtHouse in the amount of 
$25,000, $12,000 from the California Arts Council and $13,000 to be requested 
from the Public Art Fund. 

2. Arts Education Update 

3. WritersCorps Update 

4. ArtHouse Report by Victoria Taplin 

5. Program Director Report 

6. New /Old Business 




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A CCESSIB1LITY INFORM A TION 

*Pursuam 10 City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J. K, I., M, and N Trains— slopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove. Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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DOCUMFNTS D^* 1 ". 
DEC 1 1 1995 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Action items requested for approval of expenditures for FY95-96. 

Motion to approve the expenditure of a grant to Golden Gate University of up 
to $4,680.00 from funds received from the San Francisco Foundation for the 
stipend for arts education intern. 

Motion to approve the expenditure of up to $26,600 from the Capital 
Improvements fund for maintenance grants to the cultural centers: Mission 
Cultural Center, Center for African and African American Art and Culture, 
Bayview Opera House, and SOMAR. 

Motion to approve the expenditure of $200.00 to Peter Chang for graphic design 
services for WritersCorps. 




2. WritersCorps Update 



3. CAE Local Conference Discussion 



4. Program Director Report 



5. Arts Education Update 



6. New /Old Business 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



25 Van Nfss Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco, CA 94102 TEL. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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Present: Staff-- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Julie Cheung, Richard Newirth, Nancy 
Gonchar, Janet Heller, Cynthia Cahill; Commissioners Present— Steve Nakajo, Terri Simon, Emery 
Rogers, Emily Keeler; Cultural Center Representatives-Daniel del Solar, Mission Cultural Center 

Commissioner Keeler called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m.' 

1. CAE 1995-96 Budget 

Community Arts and Education Program Director Liz Lerma requested approval of three 
1995-% budget items. 

Motion made by Commissioner Keeler to approve the expenditure of a grant to Golden Gate 
University of up to $4,680 from funds received from San Francisco Foundation for the stipend 
for arts education intern. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Rogers. 

Motion made by Commissioner Rogers to approve the expenditure of up to $26,000 from the 
Capital Improvements fund for maintenance grants to the cultural centers: Mission Cultural 
Center, Center for African and African American Art and Culture, Bayview Opera House, and 
SOMAR. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simon. 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, explained that graphic services are needed for the design 
of eleven Decaux kiosk posters which will promote the Art Commission and WritersCorps. This is 
a joint project of WritersCorps with the Public Art Program. 

Motion made by to approve the expenditure of $200 to Peter Chang for graphic design services 
for WritersCorps. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Rogers. 

2. WritersCoqis Update 

Janet reported that the corps is currently serving at 28 sites, 10 of which are new this year, and 
that she is preparing to submit the program's first quarterly report to the NEA. Sites include 
various places such as classrooms, drop-in centers and temporary residential youth shelters. Janet 
will provide a list of site visit opportunities at the next committee meeting. The next two quarters 
will be focused on fundraising. The program has a goal of raising $80,000 to continue this year. 
Liz has offered to assist the NEA with fundraising in San Francisco. Janet hopes to be working 
with the local poet laureate, Robert Hass, in these efforts. 

The committee welcomed Cynthia Cahill as the new WritersCorps intern. Her background is in 
theater and stage management, and she is working with Janet on a part-time basis. 

3. CAE Local Conference Discussion 

The outline for the conference was distributed. A letter will be sent from Rich to each agency 
director to invite them to participate as partner agencies. Planning meetings will be held with 
partnering agencies in January to further develop the outline for the conference. Ann mentioned 
the importance of the Art Commission taking a leadership role in presenting this conference, 



Community Arts and Education, page 2 

considering that the arts are often excluded or in the periphery of city-wide discussions. Rich 
clarified that the conference is not only about identifying sources of funding, but creating a more 
effective infrastructure for collaboration. Action items will be included in addition to issue-driven 
discussions for the participants to address, i.e. developing entrepreneurial business plans and 
addressing city needs through creative partnerships. 

Open house schedules will also be provided for conference participants to visit community-based 
collaborative programs throughout the time between sessions. Commissioner Nakajo suggested 
that each partner agency conduct a self-inventory of their involvement in art programs. 

4. Program Director Report 

Program Director's Report was distributed. Liz reported that she is still waiting for an estimate 
from the Department of Public Works for the damage to the Bay view Opera House to take further 
action. She is planning to amend the current supplemental appropriation of $200,000 
recommneded by the Board of Supervisors by including the estimate in order to cover costs of 
repair. 

Liz introduced the new Director of the Mission Cultural Center, Daniel del Solar, who officially 
assumes his position tomorrow. SOMAR has begun the process of construction for their new ADA 
bathrooms and side entrance. The new MOU's for SOMAR, Mission Cultural Center and Bayview 
Opera House are pending an MOU extension to March 31, 1996. 

5. Arts Education Update 

Several grants have been received toward the Professional Development Project, leaving 
approximately $27,000 to be raised. There are several more grants pending. An evaluation 
summary report will be available January 15, 1996. The principal's reception at the GAP will be 
on Thursday, January 25, 1996. (Note that this is a correction from the date of January 29, 1996 which 
Ann announced at the meeting). March 12 & 13 will be the days for the last round of workshops for 
SFUSD elementary schools. 

The Literary Arts and WritersCorps recruitment flyer will be ready next week and will include a 
listing of 30 organizations with creative writing programs for youth. Ann will be doing site visits 
of the Literary Arts projects in January and February. Commissioners are invited to attend site 
visits. 

Ann met last week with Mitchell Korn, who has been hired as the San Francisco Unified School 
District's consultant to develop a district-wide arts education plan. Korn will be presenting his 
findings by June 1, 1996. Ami and Rich Newirth are hoping to meet with Superintendent Rojas in 
the near future to discuss the Funders' Collaborative's funding proposal to SFUSD and the district- 
wide arts education plan. 

The California State Summer School for the Arts awards ceremony will be held again in the spring 
next year with the San Francisco Arts Education Project, on June 1 at Stern Grove. 



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6. New/ old Business 

Rich mentioned that he would like to include the Asian Art Museum in the discussion of the San 
Francisco Asian American Arts Coalition, and that he heard a response that representatives from 
the museum would be in attendence at the community meeting this evening. 

Commissioner Rogers adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m. 

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♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 

Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
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to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

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at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
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Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Julie Cheung, Janet Heller, Amy 
Kweskin, Alma Robinson; Commissioners Present- Steve Nakajo, Emery Rogers, Emily Keeler; 
Cultural Center Representatives-Daniel del Solar, Mission Cultural Center 

Commissioner Keeler called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 

1. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, displayed three mock-ups for the DeCaux posters 
promoting the WritersCorps program. The 3' x 11' posters will be displayed in twelve DeCaux 
kiosks and will highlight the message that "AmeriCorps Works". The committee offered feedback 
on the mock-up designs and expressed interest in further development of the posters. 

2. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, reported that the recruitment flyer for the Literary Arts 
program and WritersCorps is being printed. The flyers will be distributed throughout the schools, 
libraries and WritersCorps sites. 

A site visit schedule is being developed for this year's Literary Arts projects. Ann and Janet have 
been discussing next year's plans for Literary Arts and WritersCorps in lieu of funding uncertainty 
from the NEA and AmeriCorps to allow the continuance of WritersCorps. The possibility of 
engaging in inter-agency connections with other city departments is being explored. 

The Arts Education Funders' Collaborative had a meeting with Superintendent Rojas which 
confirmed the school district's support by providing $24,000 towards the Professional Development 
Project. Rojas also discussed the implementation of GALEF, and the Every Child Can Learn 
Foundation which hopes to provide avenues for funding for the school district. Mitchell Korn's 
work on the development of a district-wide arts education plan is in progress. 

3. ArtHouse Update 

Alma Robinson, Executive Director of California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), reported that the 
development of artists' live/work space at the Presidio is on hold while the federal government is 
closed. Victoria Taplin, Program Associate, is leaving ArtHouse, but will continue as a consultant 
on the base conversion project. 

CLA is looking to address the artists-in-residence at the Hunters' Point Shipyard who are 
interested in expanding work opportunities with the community youth. Job training and economic 
development is the priority in that area. CLA's Arts and Community project will be seeking 
support from the private sector now that the Private Industry Council's federal funding is no 
longer available for job training programs. 

4. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Julie Cheung, CCAP Program Director, distributed flyers for a painting and calligraphy exhibit in 
the program's gallery which will be open until the end of this month. Julie will be preparing for 
CCAP's participation in the Chinese New Year events. 



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5. CAE Local Conference Update 

CAE's local conference is tentatively scheduled for September 6, 13 and 20, 1996. Approximately 
200 people are expected to attend and CAE is hoping to provide free lunch if enough support is 
provided by food vendors. If not, CAE will have to charge for lunch. An Art Commission intern 
is assisting with making arrangements for the lunch and with the invitation/program schedule 
design and printing. 

6. Program Director Report 

Ann Wettrich introduced Amy Kweskin, CAE's Arts Education intern. 

Liz Lerma, CAE Program Director, and Janet Heller have been planning a fundraising event for 
WritersCorps to raise NEA matching funds for the program (Program Director's report 
distributed). 

Arrangements have been made with the Department of Public Works and repair work on the 
damage to the Bayview Opera House should begin soon. 

The Redevelopment Agency has estimated the renovation costs of the Turk/Fillmore building 
including lead, asbestos abatement and retrofit work at $80 - 200 /sq. ft., or a total of 
$1.9 - 3.4 million. Their complete report on the estimates will be sent to CAE. The agency is also 
compiling options for the use of the space and is interested in the position of the Art Commission. 
A report outlining the considerations for the usage of the space should be available by the next 
committee meeting. Liz distributed the Redevelopment Agency's report on the Fillmore district's 
preservation plans. Commissioner Nakajo expressed concern that the Art Commission maintains 
involvement in planning the use of the space. The committee affirmed their support of Liz 
continuing discussion with Redevelopment, and requested a staff recommendation regarding the 
Art Commission's decision to sell the building. 

7. New/Old Business 

Commissioner Nakajo distributed invitations to "Come to the Table", a one-day summit event on 
alcohol and substance abuse prevention. 

The San Francisco Arts Education Project is having a show at the Rena Bransten Gallery. The 
opening will include a panel discussion with Superintendent Rojas on February 29, beginning at 
5:00. 



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1. Action item requested for maintenance grants for the cultural centers 

Motion to approve maintenance grants up to $202,000 to SOMAR, Bayview 
Opera House, Center for African and African American Art and Culture and 
Mission Cultural Center from the cultural centers fund established by the Board 
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2. Action item requested for GFTA 1996-97 grant application to fund Programs In 
the Communities 

Motion to authorize Art Commission to apply for, accept and expend grant 
amounts up to $175,000 from Grants for the Arts in 1996-97 for Programs In the 
Communities grants. 



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*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 

Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

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Present: Staff-- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Julie Cheung, Janet Heller, Richard 
Newirth; Commissioners Present- Emily Keeler, Emery Rogers, Willis Kirk, Terri Simon 

Commissioner Keeler called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 

1. Motion made by Commissioner Rogers to approve the expenditure of maintenance grants up 
to $202,000 to SOMAR, Bayview Opera House, Center for African and African American Art 
and Culture and Mission Cultural Center from the cultural centers fund established by the 
Board of Supervisors. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simon and unanimously 
approved. 

Program Director Liz Lerma noted that this amount will be divided equally among the centers, 
less the amount of emergency repair costs for the Bayview Opera House. 

2. Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to authorize the Art Commission to apply for, accept 
and expend grant amounts up to $175,000 from Grants for the Arts in 1996-97 for Programs In 
the Communities grants. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Simon and unanimously 
approved. 

Liz mentioned that CAE would receive notification from Grants for the Arts (GFTA) in August. 
Applications from the PLC's to CAE for 1996-97 have been received and a provision for technical 
assistance was included in the proposal to GFTA. 

3. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, distributed a review of Flavors of the City from last week's 
Bay Guardian. She reported that the DeCaux poster project was completed and the posters will be 
installed in the kiosks tomorrow (list of kiosk locales was distributed). Bids are being received for 
other uses of the poster, including reproduction in a smaller format for distribution. The president 
of AmeriCorps responded positively to the poster series, as well as the State Commission on 
Improving Life Through Service (CCILTS), who would like 1,000 copies of the poster. Liz and 
Janet attended a CCILTS meeting in Sacramento last week. It may be possible for WritersCorps to 
apply to them for funding. WritersCorps is continuing to explore other funding sources that 
would maintain a national WritersCorps identity. Janet explained that the program provides an 
intermediate step which includes training for writers, enabling them to be more competitive for 
artist-in-residence positions. WritersCorps will be holding readings of the members' work at Place 
Pigalle at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26. A youth reading series will be held at the Mission 
Library branch at 2:00 on March 2. WritersCorps will be participating in the Youth Arts Festival 
again this year. 

4. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, reported that Mitchell Korn gave an update at the last 
Funders' Collaborative meeting. He assured the group of the synergistic approach in his work to 
create a city-wide arts eduation plan and the plans for a new school of the arts. The proposed 
new building would house the new school of the arts as well as the arts education clearinghouse. 
Korn affirmed the importance of the role of artists and said that training for artists would be 
incorporated in his recommendations. 



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The Professional Development Project is in its final year and the next meeting of the Funders' 
Collaborative will be discussing future projects. The principals' reception was successful in 
initiating the final group of schools to begin their participation in the project. The California Arts 
Council has indicated that the Professional Development Project would be a strong candidate for 
the council's new arts education grant program. (Evaluation summary reports of the project were 
distributed.) Ann pointed out that the schools started with various levels of of arts education 
before their participation in the project, and this is not reflected in the statistical charts in the 
summary report. The final round of workshops will, be March 12 -13, 1996. (Literary 
Arts/WritersCorps recruitment flyer was distributed.) CAE has been discussing plans for the 
Literary Arts program and how it may be able to merge with WritersCorps. 

5. ArtHouse Update 

Representative from ArtHouse absent. 

6. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

(Calendar for the Chinese Spring Festival and New Year Parade was distributed.) Julie Cheung, 
CCAP Director reported that the program is participating in the festival and parade events which 
will be on March 2-3. 

7. Program Director Report 

(Program Director's report distributed.) Liz Lerma reported that in order to access the 
maintenance funds for the centers, the centers will provide bids for the work that needs to be 
done. All bids will be submitted together. The Cultural Centers' directors have been asked to 
submit all bids to CAE by March 15, 1996. 

The Art Commission will be engaging in further discussion with the Redevelopment Agency 
(SFRA) on the MUNI Powerhouse to determine the position that CAE and SFAC will take. A staff 
recommendation to the Art Commission will be forthcoming. The Powerhouse is not in the 
current SFRA budget, but may be in the 96/97 fiscal year. Research continues. 
Liz recommended that the cultural centers' building plans be updated by Anne Cervantes. The 
updating is a continuation of the facility planning process and is also needed for reporting to the 
Capital Improvements Advisory Committee and the Department of Public Works. The repairs at 
the Bayview Opera House are nearly complete. 

Commissioner Keeler adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m. 





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Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Julie Cheung, Janet Heller, Richard 
Newirth; ArtHouse- Alma Robinson; Commissioners Present- Emily Keeler, Willis Kirk, 
Terri Simon 

Commissioner Keeler called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, reported that the program is working on the second 

anthology which will be out by June. The book will be three times larger than last year's 

anthology, and will include lesson plans and WritersCorps program information. 

The WritersCorps is also working on the program's next newsletter, Writerslnk, which is due to be 

available after the deadline of March 21. 

The deadline to apply to AmeriCorps for next year is in mid-April and WritersCorps is 

considering two service organizations to apply under since the NEA is no longer able to be the 

parent organization of the program. The NEA has committed funding towards WritersCorps for 

next year. 

The local fundraiser for the program is tentatively scheduled for May or June. 

2. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, reported that approximately 100 teachers and principals 
attended this last year's professional development workshops today and an additional 100 
attenders will participate in tomorrow's workshops. The community resource discussions were 
successful in obtaining information that will be used for evaluation next year by the Funders' 
Collaborative to determine the future of the project. Ann is currently working on fundraising for 
1996-97 for the implementation of grants to the last cycle of schools in the project. The circle of 
the Funders' Collaborative is widening and there is an opportunity to apply to the CAC for an arts 
education partnership grant. Next year will be an evaluation period to plan for the future and the 
collaborative will need to decide on the scale and scope of evaluation. Ann is currently working 
with the collaborative to develop the proposal. Commissioner Keeler stressed the importance of 
the Art Commission's interests representing the artists working in communities as how CAE 
contributes to the collaborative. The committee made a recommendation to apply, accept and 
expend a grant of up to $20,000 from the California Arts Council. 

3. ArtHouse Update 

Alma Robinson, California Lawyers for the Arts Director, visited the Bidwell Training Center on a 
recent trip to Pittsburgh, and was impressed with the center's $3 million art program. She recently 
attended the Bayview Hunters' Point Shipyard citizens' meeting which addressed live /work space 
possibilities in the community's commercial areas. A draft plan from the city's Planning 
Department was presented. ArtHouse is continuing to implement their NEA grant to create a 
resource book on base conversion. Former Program Coordinator, Victoria Taplin, is working on 
this project as a consultant. Development of artspace usage at the Presidio is still postponed until 
the Presidio Trust is established. CLA's Arts and Community Development program placed 140 
youth through the summer job program over the last two years, and is successfully fundraising 
corporate support to continue the program. ArtHouse is also continuing to revise their consumer 
survey and to maintain updating the hotline. 



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4. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Julie Cheung, Chinatown Community Arts Program Director, reported on the successful Spring 
Festival and distributed programs from the festival. Commissioners Simon and Keeler attended 
the event providing welcoming remarks. Julie will have an intern to provide administrative 
assistance beginning next week. 

5. Program Director Report 

The CAE program director's report was distributed. Liz reported that the emergency repairs at the 
Bayview Opera House have been completed. She is also in the process of spending the 
supervisors' $200,000 maintenance funds, pending a repair project listing from the Center for 
African and African American Art and Culture. The $200,000 must be spent by June 30 or the 
program will lose the funds. Liz expressed concern about obtaining the project list with the 
necessary bids from the centers which is required for submittal in order to access the funds. Liz 
assured the committee that she will take responsibility to obtain the information needed and spend 
the funds by the deadline. 

The committee requested information about the outcome of the Bayview Opera House's fundraiser 
and also inquired about the absence of the centers' directors at the committee meetings. 

Liz provided an review on the background of CAE's Literary Arts program, and made a 
recommendation to consolidate the granting program with WritersCorps next year to create one 
literary project. 

Liz and Lawrence Thoo, Cultural Equity Grants Program Director, have been working with the 
Asian American Arts Community Coalition in the consideration of developing a proposal to the 
NEA for a planning grant. To date, the coalition has completed a newsletter to address the 
community's marketing needs since the needs assessment was completed. 

A complaint was made from the captain at the MUNI police office regarding the pigeons and the 
debris around the Turk/Fillmore powerhouse. Liz and Rich are consulting with the city attorney 
to determine the responsibility of the Art Commission for this type of maintenance. 

Commissioner Keeler adjourned the meeting at 6:30 p.m. 

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Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Nancy Gonchar, Jan%tt/ii^^ijg^Mmrd 
Newirth; ArtHouse-- Deborah Lielasus; Commissioners Present-Willis Kirk, Barbara Sklar, Maria 
Martinez, Janice Mirikitani, Nery Gotico; Cultural Center Representatives-Daniel del Solar from 
Mission Cultural Center, Kola Thomas from Center for African and African American Art & 
Culture, Jack Davis from SOMAR 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. Motion made by Commissioner Sklar to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission 
congratulates San Francisco high school students on their acceptance into the California State 
Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) and salutes them as 1996 California Art Scholars. Motion 
was seconded by Commissioner Martinez and unanimously approved. 

Motion made by Commissioner Sklar to approve a $3,000 grant to California State Summer 
School for the Arts for student scholarships. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Gotico 
and unanimously approved. 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, explained that CAE organizes the San Francisco awards 
ceremony to honor the arts achievements of the students who are selected to attend the CSSSA. 
CAE also provides scholarships each year for those selected students who otherwise would not be 
able to attend the summer school. Commissioner Martinez inquired about the diversity of the 
students and requested a list of the students with their ethnicity when the Art Commission is 
notified of their selection. 

2. Program Director Report 

Liz Lerma, Program Director, welcomed the new commissioners to the committee, and offered to 
meet with those members individually to provide more in-depth orientation. (Director's report 
distributed.) She mentioned that committee members are often invited to participate on sub- 
committes or to serve as dignitaries at special events. At this time, ArtHouse and the Professional 
Development Steering Committee need to have their CAE commissioner representative replaced, 
and a commissioner is needed to emcee the CSSSA awards ceremony in May. Committee 
members requested the 1995-96 budgets for CAE, WritersCorps and Arts Education Funders' 
Collaborative projects. 

Liz explained that CAE receives a fraction of what is needed to fund repairs and renovation of the 
cultural centers. This year, the board of supervisors has allocated $200,000 for repairs of the 
centers. Liz explained that she needs to submit estimates from the centers for each of their 
projects in order to access the funds. The centers have confirmed that they will provide these 
estimates to her for submittal as soon as possible. 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Program Director absent. No update given. 

4. ArtHouse Update 

Deborah Lielasus, Program Coordinator, informed the committee that there was nothing new to 
report. 



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5. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, reported that the program received a site visit last Friday 
by a representative from the National Corporation for Public Service/AmeriCorps who was 
impressed with the program. Each of the WritersCorps sites- San Francisco, the Bronx and 
Washington D.C.- will be applying to AmeriCorps independently this year since the National 
Endowment for the Arts will not be able to apply. 

6. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, reported that she is applying for a grant from the California 
Art Council to implement a new collaborative arts education project in Latin American arts and 
culture in partnership with the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and five schools in the 
Mission District. 

7. New/Old Business 

Commissioner Martinez stated that the cultural centers have been chosen as satellite sites for the 
mayor's upcoming economic summit. Although the centers agreed that it is important to host this 
event, she pointed out that the centers are being asked to do so without recompense, and asked if 
the Art Commission would be able to provide funds to cover their expenses. Rich Newirth, 
Director of the Art Commission, suggested that the centers provide Liz with an estimate and to 
retain receipts of their expenses, and that this issue would be included on the next executive 
committee's meeting agenda for discussion. Commissioner Martinez also mentioned that the next 
Arts Democratic Club meeting will include a follow-up discussion of the economic summit. 

Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m. 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curibside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that othe 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
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* Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seatiug fOi pet 50 US with disabilities, including thoit in wlicclUiaiia, will be 

available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings am rpmindrel that other attendees may he. sensitive; Tn varinns chemical havd 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

.American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings, ricasc contact Liz Lcrma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252 2596 at lead 72 hours prior to mooting. Lato roquoao will bo honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commmioot, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE 
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Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Janet Heller, Amy Rosenbluth, Julie 
Cheung, Richard Newirth; Commissioners Present-Willis Kirk, Janice Mirikitani, Nery Gotico, 
Stanlee Gatti 



Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. 



1. Motion made by Commissioner Mirikitani to approve up to $10,700 from the Youth Art Fund 
for partial salary of the Arts Education Officer. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Gotico 
and unanimously approved. 

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Motion made by Commissioner Mirikitani to approve a grant of up to $36,450 from the Youth 

Art Fund to California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies for WritersCorps. Motion was 

seconded by Commissioner Gotico and unanimously approved. 

2. Bayview Opera House Discussion 

Liz Lerma, Community Arts and Education Program Director, updated the committee on the 
discord between community members and the board of the Bayview Opera House. She informed 
the committee that there will be a community dialogue at A.E. Waden Library on July 13 which 
she expects will be a contentious meeting, and expressed concerned about public safety due to 
comments about possible violence. Liz noted that the center's memorandum of understanding is 
currently due for renewal and includes a requirement for the board to maintain opportunity for 
community input. Rich Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, referred to the assistance of a 
facilitator at Mission Cultural Center last year and clarified that the Art Commission does not 
involve itself with internal organizational issues, although a matter is of concern when the facility 
is involved. Stanlee Gatti, President of the Art Commission, advised the committee to uphold the 
legal facts, such as recognition that the board is the legal governing body of the organization. Liz 
said that she is planning to attend the meeting as an observer, not as a mediator. The committee 
reviewed the issues of contention as included in the Program Director's report. Due to the 
organizational nature of the situation, the committee felt that it would be inappropriate for the Art 
Commission to be present at the meeting and advised Liz not to attend. Liz said that she would 
call the board president to notify him of her absence and to explain that this situation is not in the 
purview of the Art Commission. 

3. Program Director Report 

Liz continued with the program director's report and explained to new committee members that 
the Community Arts and Education conference planned for this fall, is to bring together city 
agencies to discuss collaboration in advancing the arts in community development. The Art 
Commission would like to partner with the Mayor's Office of Community Development to 
facilitate the conference, however the change of administration has caused delay in moving 
forward. Commissioner Mirikitani pointed out that there are many summits taking place over the 
next few months that might keep city agencies' staff busy, and advised to take- this into 
consideration in scheduling the conference. It was suggested that January 1997 would be a 
preferable time to hold the conference. 

Liz noted the upcoming ensemble concerts at Chinatown Community Arts Program and the 
Mission Cultural Center in conjunction with the San Francisco symphony POPS concerts. Also 



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noted was the award of a California Arts Council grant for the Latin American Arts Education 
Initiative project, and a reminder of the cultural centers tour on July 23 at 2:00 for the 
commissioners. Liz will write a report regarding the community responses on the use of the Muni 
powerhouse facility at Turk and Fillmore. The remaining Capital Improvements funds for the 
centers will be approved by the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee on July 10. 



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4. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Julie Cheung, Chinatown Community Arts Program Director, distributed announcement of the 
symphony ensemble concert. All tickets have been distributed and Julie expects to have a full 
house. Commissioner Kirk will be present to introduce the event. 

5. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, reported that the 1995-96 part-time WritersCorps members' 
service has been completed. The National Endowment for the Arts can no longer receive 
Americorps funds for the program, and the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies will serve 
as the fiscal agent and manage the payroll in lieu of the NEA. Approximately $25,000 of the funds 
will be used for CALAA's fee. WritersCorps applications for this year should be received this 
week. New members will be introduced at the full commission meeting in September. Several 
full-time members from '95-96 are teaching classes at the Art Commission gallery during the 
summer to complete their service. 

6. Arts Education Update 

Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, distributed the Professional Development Project report with 
a summary budget. This is the last year of the project during which grants are provided to the 
last round of schools to develop arts education implementation plans. The Arts Education 
Flinders' Collaborative would like to see the project continue to work with the elementary schools 
following this last year. The Professional Development Project steering committee needs a 
representative from the commission. 

7. ArtHouse Update 

Representative from the program was not present. Liz Lerma announced that ArtHouse will be 
holding an advisory committee meeting at the Art Commission on July 18. 

Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m. 

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1. Action items requested for 1996-97 CAE budget expenses 

Motion to approve the expenditure of a grant to Golden Gate University of up to $6,726 
from funds received from San Francisco Foundation for the stipend for arts education intern. 

Motion to approve the expenditure of up to $76,000 from the Capital Improvements Advisory 
Committee in maintenance grants to the cultural centers and in work orders to Department of 
Public Works for the maintenance and repair of the cultural centers. 

Subject to Executive Committee approval, motion to approve the expenditure of up $1,975 
from the Public Art Fund for facilities management training workshop fees for the cultural 
center directors and CAE Program Director. 

Motion to authorize CAE to accept and expend up to $20,000 in matching funds from the 
SFUSD and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts for the Latin American Arts Education 
Initiative project. 



2. Program Director Report 



3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 




4. WritersCorps Update 



FJ 5. Arts Education Update 



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♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that othe l 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
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S? PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

A 70 . 30:5" Tuesday, ,Aug. 13, 1996 ^4:30 p.m. SEP 4 1996 

South of Market Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. CAIU -„ Akl « 

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. .Minutes 

Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Janet Heller, Julie Cheung, Richard 
Newirth, Rebecca Feldcamp, Alma Robinson, Deborah Lielasus; Commissioners Present— Willis 
Kirk, Maria Martinez, Nery Gotico; Cultural Center Directors- Kola Thomas, Daniel del Solar, 
Jack Davis, Jennifer Ross 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:35 p.m. 

1. Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, introduced Rebecca Feldcamp, Arts Education Intern, to 
the committee. 

Motion made by Commissioner Gotico to approve up to $6,726 from the San Francisco 
Foundation for the arts education intern stipend. Motion was seconded by Commissioner 
Martinez and unanimously approved. 

Motion made by Commissioner Martinez to approve up to $76,000 from the Captial 
Improvements Advisory Committee to the cultural centers and in work orders to the 
Department of Public Works for the maintenance and repair of the cultural centers. Motion 
was seconded by Commissioner Gotico and unanimously approved. 

Liz Lerma, CAE Program Director, clarified that these funds are for 1996-97, and that the previous 
$250,000 in capital improvements funds from 1995-96 have been appropriated and are in the 
process of being spent. 

Liz informed the committee that she and the centers directors would like to attend a two-day 
seminar on facilities management in Oakland. Rich Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, 
explained that he would request an allocation for the registration fees from the Executive 
Committee. 

Motion made by Commissioner Gotico to approve the expenditure of up to $1,975 from the 
Public Art Fund for facilities management training workshop fees for the cultural center 
directors and CAE Program Director. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Martinez and 
unanimously approved, pending approval by the Executive Committee. 

Motion made by Commissioner Gotico to authorize CAE to accept and expend up to $20,000 in 
matching funds from the SFUSD and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts for the Latin 
American Arts Education Initiative project. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Martinez 
and unanimously approved. 

Ann explained that this match is for the California Arts Council grant which she was notified has 
been recommended for funding at 85%, and is awaiting the formal award letter. The project is 
due to begin in October of this year. 

2. Program Director Report 

(Program Director's report distributed.) The committee congratulated Liz and the centers on 
securing the 1996-97 capital improvements funds. 



Community Arts and Education, page 2 

Information was provided on the Asian American Arts Community Development Initiative grant 
application to the NEA. Notification of funding should be received this Fall (however, additional 
research confirms that notification will be in March, 1997 with the project start date beginning 
May 1, 1997). 

The CAE program website is on-line, with a few additional updates still needed. The address of 
the website is: http://thecity.sfsu.edu/users/SFAC/SFACCAEl.html 
The CAE conference has been rescheduled, as discussed at the last committee meeting, for 
January 24, 1997, with the subsequent satellite workshops tentatively set for February 1 and 14. 
Liz explained that the satellite workshops will focus on specific issues of the conference to appeal 
to members of the community and artists. The main conference day is designed for other city 
departments. Commissioner Martinez suggested that an article be written about the activities in 
San Francisco that would support the conference. 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Julie Cheung, Chinatown Community Arts Program Director, was commended on the successful 
string quartet concert at Chinatown Community Arts Program in conjunction with the POPS. Rich 
requested copies of the extensive press coverage of the event. 

4. WritersCorps Update 

Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, reported that 4-5 WritersCorps members are continuing 
their work through August. She is still awaiting the formal letter of grant notification from the 
NEA for 1996-97 funding. The new corps for 96-97 will be announced at the next committee 
meeting. 

5. Arts Education Update 

Ann further explained that the training and education satellite conference in February, 1997 will be 
in conjunction with the Headlands Center for the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. This 
satellite will address artists working in community-based programs. A planning meeting to 
discuss the structure of the conference will be in mid-October. Ann distributed information on the 
Latin American Arts Education Inititative. 

6. ArtHouse Update 

Alma Robinson, California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), reported that the base conversion 
guidebook is nearly complete. A letter of introduction from the mayor will be included. (Report 
distributed on current activities.) Alma expressed concern for educating the Planning Commission 
on artists live/work space. Rich suggested meeting with Susan Lowenberg, ex-oficio member of 
the Art Commission, who is on the Planning Commission. CLA will be opening an office in 
Sacramento. 

7. New /Old Business 

Commissioner Martinez requested that the commission express its gratitude to TJ Anthony, aide to 

Barbara Kaufman, who died recently. She pointed out that much of the progress and successes of 

the cultural centers has been largely due to his efforts. Commissioner Kirk agreed that an 

acknowledgement at the next full commission meeting can be introduced and printed to be sent to 

Barbara Kaufman. 

Kola Thomas announced that CAAAC is developing a web page that can be linked to CAE's web 

page. A public meeting at CAAAC will be held Aug. 22 at 6:00 to update the community on the 

center's activities. 

Jennifer Ross announced that programmatic and renovation projects at Bayview Opera House Ruth 



Community Arts and Education, page 3 

Williams Memorial Theater are in progress. Rich expressed his support of Jennifer's dedication to 

the center. 

Jack Davis reported that SOMAR's renovation work is nearly complete. 

Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m. 

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Community Arts and Education, Program Director Director of Cultural Affairs 



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Motion to approve the expenditure of up to $544,100 from the Capital Improvements 
Advisory Committee Fund for captial iiuuiwcmcut projects at Mission Cultural Center and 
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Motion to approve 1996-97 Programs In the Community Grants from Grants for the Arts 
Fund: 

Chinatown Community Arts Program $22,000 

Community Works West $75,989 

Hospitality House $20,289 

Potrero Hill Neighborhood House $15319 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center $ 1 1 ,000 

Sunset Parkside Education and Arfinn rommittco $8,S0O 

TODCO $18,250 

TOTAL= $121346 

Modon to approve up to $1,700 in technical assistance costs associated with the Programs In 
the Cwuiuiiuiliv program from Grants for tne Arts Fund, 

Motion to approve 1996-97 Community Festival Grants from the Public Ait Fund: 

Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater- 
Gospel Fest $3,250 
SOMAR- Re-beat $3,250 
Barrio Fest $3250 
Bemal Heights Neighborhood Center $3,250 
Street Theater Festival in the Tenderloin $3,250 
Sunset Neighborhood Coalition $2,000 
Arts Providers Fair $800 

TOTAL= $19,050 



Motion to approve a grant to the Professional Development Project in the amount of $10,000 
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Motion to approve 1996-97 Cultural Center Special Project Grants from the Youth Arts Fund: 

Mission Cultural Center- Summer MAS $9,462 

South of Market Cultural Center 

Artist-in residence Johanna Poethig $9,462 

Bay view Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater- 
Carver Mural Project $6,500 

Center for African & African American Art & Culture: 

Robert Henry Johnson Dance Company $4,142 

Cultural Odyssey $4,142 

Midnight Vuiw» $4,142 

TOTAL= $37,850 



Motion to approve a giant Of $6,000 to the Youth Arts Festival from the Youth Arts Fund. 

Motion to approve the expenditure of $5,000 for the Latin American Aits Education Initiative 
Program from the Youth Arts Fund. 



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3. ArtHouse Update 

4. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

5. WritersCorps Update 

6. Arts Education Update 

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♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J. K. L. M. and N Trains—stopping at Van Nfvs anrl Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9. 26, and 42 Ritses— srrving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illneco, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that othci dUcudee* may be sensitive to various chemical Dased 
products. Please help the city to accommodate those- individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business This nrdinanrr. assittrs fhsf ri>liber«tionj arc conducted before the pooplo and that City operations arc 
open to the people's review. 

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Tursuant to City polioy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act. all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
AH meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

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one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings am mminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
re) products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

OovcnuQcui't> duiy i» Iv aavc (he yubUv, •««clu4& iu dccUiou is full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before die people and that City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHTRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE 
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"Pursuant to City policy and tiU. «,4uucu<cut» vt die 1973 Kenaomtation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accesftihlr rmtwiife poridag has been designated on Oak Street between V«u Ho* Avenue and Franiciin 
Street. 

Aeceaftiblc MUNI Hae* that serve this lucaliun are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to oooiot the oity's efforts to accommodate »uwh pcuple, attendees at puDiic meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help (be city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American Sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement cyetom will bo available upoa «csuc»i 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government* duty is to serve the. public, reaching its decicione in full viow of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
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> ^ Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996 4:30 p.m. DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



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Minutes / SAN FRANCISCO 

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Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Ann Wettrich, Janet Heller; Commissioners Present- 
Willis Kirk, Nery Gotico, Janice Mirikitani 

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Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 

1. Program Director's report distributed. Liz Lerma, Program Director, announced that Bill- 
Strickland will be the keynote speaker at CAE's local conference on January 24, 1997 at Center for 
the Arts. CAE would like to invite the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Their Families, and 
the Mayor's Office of Community Development to partner with the Art Commission for the main 
conference day. There are also two associated satellite forums planned to focus on training and 
education for community artists and sustaining community-based programs (draft outline of 
conference and forums distributed). Liz will provide further details about the conference at the 
next committee meeting. 

Liz reported that Daniel del Solar has left Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCL A) after 
serving as executive director for nine months under the new board that has been in place since the 
center's last transition in May, 1995. There are two critical projects that the Art Commission is 
involved in with MCCLA that is of concern: the facility renovation project and LatinArte, a new 
arts education project. Since Daniel's departure, Liz has sent the board members a memo 
regarding their responsibilities involving these two projects and has attempted to meet with the 
board members on two occassions to address these issues. As a result of little response from the 
center's board of directors, Liz will be sending a letter to the board members to address the 
problems and deadlines involving these two projects. A copy of the letter will also be sent to 
Stanlee Gatti to update him on these concerns. 

2. Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator distributed the bios for this year's 16 WritersCorps 
members and a listing of their sites. Janet notified the committee of upcoming events, including a 
reading on December 20, 1996 to which the commissioners will receive invitations. There are 
pending proposals in consideration of the $42,000 still needed for this year's budget. Janet 
proposed three different structures of how the program could be operated next year, and invited 
the commissioners to contact her with their recommendations. 

3. ArtHouse representative not present to give report. 

4. Chinatown Community Arts Program Director not present to give report. Liz Lerma invited 
the commissioners to attend the program's opening reception of the Chinese Women Painters 
Exhibit on Nov. 16 at 2:00 p.m. 

5. Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer distributed an update report on the Arts Education 
Collaborative project. 

Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 6:10 p.m. 



Community Arts & Education Program Committee meeting, 11/12/96 
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Minutes submitted for approval by: 




Liz Lerma 

Community Arts and Education, Program Director 



Minutes reviewed by: 




Richard Newirth 

Director of Cultural Affairs 



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DEC 6 1996 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
^ AGENDA 



1. Discussion and possible motion regarding the future of WritersCorps ': structure, grant 
applications, flcal agent and local legislation 



2. Discussion and possible motion regarding Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: 

LaiinArta Project, facility renovation project and Memorandum of Undemanding. 



3. Program Director Report 



4. Action item requested on approval of 1997-98 Programs In the Community panelist*. 



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Motion to approve the following panelists for the 1997-98 Programs In the Community 
grants review: 

Winna Davis, Senior Grant Manager, 

Mnynr* Office nf Children, Ymtth and Their Families 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



Keith Hennessy, Artist, Co-Director/Founder 
848 Community Space 

Pilar Olabarria, Artist 

Genny Lim, former Art Commissioner, 

faculty- Department of Humanities, New College of California 

Mike Blocks tern, Director 
Southern Exposure 

Connie Gray, Cultural Arts Funding Coordinator 
Oakland Cultural Affairs Department 



5. ArtHousc Update 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Pull Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 

he held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. Sao Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held in Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
efevafcaa in the Ivbby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines mat serve this location are: 

J, K. L, M, and N Trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, ttnd 42 B u»c»-- $ci v iug (lie tuctt uf Van Ness, and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
v public meetings arc reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 

products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the Saa Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
buoinooo. Thio ordinance aoouroo that doliborationo are conducted before the people and that Cii/ *pt««Uvu» o>« 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSMRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE 
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Center for African and African American Art & Culture 
762 Fulton St 



AGENDA 



1. Motion to retroactively apply for, accept and expend a grant from the California 

Commission on improving Life Through Service fui WiifcrtCorps in the amount of up 
to $267,000. 



I. Motion to apply for, accept ami c*hcim1 a grant from the California Aits Council for 
ArtHouse and Arts Education Officer salary in the amount of $30,000. 



3. Motion to apply for, accept and expend a grant from Grants for the Arts for Programs 
In the Community granting program support in the amount of up to $240,000. 



4. Discussion and possible motion regarding the future of WritersCorps': structure, grant 
applications, Meal agent and local legislation. 



5. Discussion and possible motion regarding Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: 
LatinAne Project, facility renovation project and Memorandum of Underloading. 



6. Program Director Report 



7. ArtHouse Update 




City «nd County of 
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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations 
to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission 
will be neld at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and 
Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the 
two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

AccessiDie seating fui yeiauuA with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

k Accessible otubride parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 

I and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N trains -stopping at Van Ness and Market. 
j one-half block from the building. 

\ 9, 26, and 42 a uses- -serving the wo* uf Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 97.V6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
v attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various 

chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and 
Education Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will 
be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty io to tmrvm the public, reaching it* rirr.isinns in full view of the Public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct toe people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MOKfc JNrVKMATlON ON YOUR RIOHTS UNDER Tin: SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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^r\K PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

/0 . OUO Thursday^ January 16, 1 99^)4:30 p.m. 

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Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Rich Newirth, Janet Heller, Julie Cheung; Deborah 
Lielasus, ArtHouse; Commissioners Present- Willis Kirk, Nery Gotico, Janice Mirikitani; Cultural 
Centers- Heidi Hardin, Bayview Opera House; Kola Thomas, CAAAC; Maria Josefa Prosperi and 
Herminio Flores, Mission Cultural Center 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m. 

1. Motion made by Commissioner Gotico to retroactively apply for, accept and expend a grant 
from the California Commission on Improving Life Through Service for WritersCorps in the 
amount of up to$267,000. Motion seconded by Commissioner Mirikitani and unanimously 
approved. 

2. Motion made by Commissioner Gotico to apply for, accept and expend a grant from the 
California Arts Council for ArtHouse and Arts Education Officer salary in the amount of 
$30,000. Motion seconded by Commissioner Mirikitani and unanimously approved. 

3. Motion made by Commissioner Mirikitani to apply for, accept and expend a grant from 
Grants for the Arts for Programs In the Community granting program support in the amount of 
up to $240,000. Motion seconded by Commissioner Gotico and unanimously approved. 

Janice emphasized the need for community-based projects and this program as an opportunity for 
Grants for the Arts to support these projects. 

4. Liz Lerma, Program Director, distributed memos documenting the recent history of the 
LatinArte project with the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) for the committee's 
review. Rich Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, explained that the Art Commission is fiscally 
responsible for the project, but that it is a collaboration with MCCLA. Herminio Flores, MCCLA 
board member, explained that he is supervising Juan Carlos Cuellar. Liz told him that there has 
been no reporting submitted to the Art Commission, aside from teacher invoices. Liz recognized 
that the artists' payments have been delayed, and Maria Josefa Prosperi, Acting Executive Director 
of MCCLA, confirmed that the artists had received payment as of January 15 - 16. Rich explained 
that there is no money left for a project coordinator due to the denial of a pending grant from the 
Bill Graham Foundation. Maria Josefa clarified that the grant from the Bill Graham Foundation 
was for another project, not for LatinArte, as Juan Carlos had indicated in December. The MCCLA 
proposal, presented by Maria Josefa to cut the length of the project would need to be confirmed 
with the CAC to ensure that the project would still meet their requirements. Commissioner 
Mirikitani emphasized the importance of the reporting needed by the Art Commission, as the 
fiscally responsible party of the project, and encouraged that an agreement between SFAC and 
MCCLA be made to rectify these problems. Rich expressed his concern that the last 
correspondence from Juan Carlos is unfortunate in that it is the first to be distributed to others 
outside of the Art Commission. Commissioner Mirikitani added that it potentially also jeopardizes 
the advancement of communities of color. Liz strongly requested that another coordinator be 
assigned as soon as possible. All agreed that a prompt public reconciliation is necessary to redeem 



Community Arts & Education Program Committee meeting, 1/16/97 
page 2 

the project. MCCLA will notify Rich and Liz of their action as decided after their next board 
meeting next week. 

Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes reviewed by: 



A, (Mom — ~ ^ 



Liz Lerma Richard Newirth 

Community Arts and Education, Program Director Director of Cultural Affairs 



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AGENDA 



DOCUMENTS DEpv 
JAN 2 9 1997 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Report on activities of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) 
organization, including but not limited to: LatinArtc Project, Facility Renovation 
Projects, Memorandum of Understanding, issues related to workers' compensation 
insurance coverage. 



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2. Public comment 



Possible action by committee to make recommendations to the Full Commission 
regarding: the direction of the relationship of the Art Commission with Mission 
Cultural Center for Latino Arts, continuation or termination of the commission's 
involvement in the LatinArte Project, MCCLA's continued occupancy of the 
2868 Miceion Street facility, continuation or termination of existing Memorandum of 
Understanding with MCCLA, possible development of a Request For Propoeale for 
tenancy at the 2868 Mission Street facility, how to pmren\ with the facility renovation 
projects, and any other action the committee may recommend relating to the city's 
relationship with MCCLA. 



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San Francisco 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

J . 'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 

with DoubZUkz AkX, uU Cily u^ttiaei a/M nuke reasonable accommodation* lo ttte need* of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Ait Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Arcttsihfe xeadn? for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchair, will be 
available. 

Accessible cwbside pairing has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street 

Accessible MUNI line* that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities snouia can our •ccwiouitj noma* at (415; 554-8925 to oiscuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 

tbat other attendees may he. «e.n«irive. tn various rhe.mir.al haiseri prndnrtK Please help the rity tn 
/ accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will he available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 



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Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Salette Gressett, Rich Newirth, Miriam Stombler, City Attorney; 
Commissioners Present- Willis Kirk, Nery Gotico, Janice Mirikitani, Stanlee Gatti 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m. 

Commissioners Kirk and Gatti explained that structure of the meeting and invited those in 
attendance to complete a public testimony card to respond to items on the agenda. Commissioner 
Gatti recognized the seriousness of the situation, particularly in light of the upcoming bond item 
regarding the cultural centers. He emphasized that the Art Commission's intent is to keep the 
center open. Liz Lerma, CAE Program Director, explained that in order to be in compliance with 
the Brown Act, all issues on the agenda had to be included for possible discussion. 

1. Liz reported on the LatinArte project and explained that the Art Commission is fiscally 
responsible for the project. As per the last CAE committee meeting, MCCLA was to meet with 
their board and submit a proposal to address unresolved issues regarding the lack of required 
reporting to CAE and a conflict of interest of the project coordinator also working as an artist of 
the program. 

Additionally, Liz explained that there are $186,100 in renovation projects for the center. She has 
been meeting with the staff regarding these projects and reported that the first priority item, repair 
of the HVAC system, may cost more than originally estimated due to recent additional problems 
with the system. 

Liz also explained that the Memorandum of Understanding between the Art Commission and the 
MCCLA has expired and is temporarily operating under a letter of extension. Miriam Stombler, 
City Attorney, explained that the issue of workers' compensation insurance has come to the 
attention of the Art Commission due to a reported incident at the center where the allegedly 
injured employee of MCCLA needed medical attention. The Art Commission requested current 
insurance records from MCCLA, but was not provided with any information regarding these 
required documents. 

2. Commissioner Kirk explained the three minute time limit for public testimony and that 
comments must be pertinent to the specific issues on the agenda. The attorney for MCCLA, 
explained that there was too little time to produce the requested insurance documentation. Several 
community members voiced concern about the need of the Mission community for the center's 
programs. Community members were also concerned about keeping the organization in place at 
the facility, and it was requested that the committee make no action regarding the organization 
running the center. One community member expressed a lack of understanding of the required 
reporting for LarinArte, and another suggested that a deadline be given for MCCLA to produce 
the insurance documentation. The MCCLA board president explained that the change of staff at 
the center, namely the departure of the executive director, has left the remaining staff with 
difficulty in addressing issues which has resulted in delays. She also expressed grave concern for 
the relationship of the Art Commission with the MCCLA. 



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page 2 

The acting executive director of MCCLA expressed her respect for all those who are involved with 
the center and asked for the support of the commission. Several community members voiced their 
concern for the students and other community members who benefit from the center's programs, 
and emphasized the need for the center to remain open. 

3. Commissioner Mirikitani affirmed the committee's commitment to keeping the center open and 
stressed the importance for solidarity, particularly with the imminent bond issue. She 
recommended that a reasonable timeline be made to address the issues in need of resolution with 
mutual responsibility of both the center and the commission. Commissioner Kirk pointed out that 
this same conclusion was reached at the last committee meeting, and urged the MCCLA for 
prompt decisions so that action can be taken to move forward with these issues. The committee 
agreed that the issue of an RFP for the center be eliminated from discussion. Liz implored 
MCCLA to determine their recommendation regarding LatinArte and prevent any further delays. 
The MCCLA board president informed the committee that the board will meet on February 10 and 
have a recommendation for the Art Commission on February 11, 1997. 

Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 6:00 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes reviewed by: 

Liz Lerma Richard Newirth 

Community Arts and Education, Program Director Director of Cultural Affairs 



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possible avtlou from committee. 

2. Program Director Report 

3. Discussion and possible motion regarding the future of WritersCorps': structure, grant 
applications, fiscal agent and local legislation. 

4. ArtHouse Update 

5 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 




San FhanOSCO 



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)1D> OOS> Tuesday, February 11, 1997 4:30 p.m. DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

a. 1 San Francisco Art Commission, Ste. 70 ,.,,, A , 

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/ ,, /i I , Minutes SAN FRANCISCO 

* PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Present: Staff- Liz Lerma, Ann Wettrich, Salette Gressett, Janet Heller; Commissioners Present- 
Willis Kirk, Nery Gotico, Janice Mirikitani; Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA)- 
Maria Josefa Prosperi 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. Acting Executive Director of MCCLA Maria Josefa reported that the board met on February 10 
and has requested that the CAE committee, staff and city attorney meet with them to resolve the 
issues regarding LatinArte. Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, requested that MCCLA 
have a proposal for consideration prior to another meeting. Maria Josefa confirmed that the board 
did not address the unresolved issues raised at the last committee meeting to make 
recommendations to the committee at this time. Commissioner Mirikitani confirmed with Maria 
Josefa the MCCLA's understanding of the Art Commission's fiduciary responsibilities regarding 
this project. Ann Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, pointed out that the Art Commission is also 
responsible to the San Francisco Unified School District as well as the California Arts Council, and 
raised concern about the delays' effect on the project timeline. For example, the steering 
committee meeting has been postponed. 

It was agreed that MCCLA will submit a proposal to CAE by Friday, February 14 or sooner, and 
that a letter would be sent to MCCLA'a attorney to notify her of the project's critical dates. Rich 
pointed out that clarification of the duel role of Juan Carlos Cuellar in the project should be 
included in the MCCLA's proposal. Ann distributed and reviewed a report to clarify the project's 
legal issues (attached). Ann pointed out that she has been in contact with Maria Josefa and that 
the resolution of some of these legal issues are in process. Maria Josefa added in reference to her 
memo to Liz (attached) that further documentation regarding MCCLA's worker's compensation 
insurance would be forwarded to CAE staff following the center's audit. 

2. Liz Lerma reported that the Center for African and African American Art and Culture's 
(CAAAC) renovation project began January 28, 1997. As much of the $900,000 project as possible 
will be completed for the Orisha World Congress to be held at the center later this year. The 
SFAC powerhouse committee held a planning meeting on January 30 regarding the Muni 
powerhouse at Turk and Fillmore streets. The Art Commission has received Lerma's report 
detailing community input received to date. The committee will meet with Jim Jefferson, the 
Redevelopment Agency's "Old Fillmore Jazz Preservation District" consultant. 

Liz commented on the success of the first forum of CAE's conference, and that staff felt that the 
dialogue with the audience was very beneficial to the Art Commission. The second forum will be 
at CAAAC on February 20. The Chinese Spring Festival is next weekend, and the Chinatown 
Community Arts Program will be presenting performances from 1:00 - 3:00 on Saturday and 
Sunday, February 22 and 23, at the Chinese Cultural Center's theater. 

3. Janet Heller, WritersCorps Coordinator, updated the committee on the program's structural 
options that WritersCorps is considering. She explained that it is not possible to be an NEA project 



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any longer, and that WritersCorps has looked to the California Commission on Improving Life 
Through Service (COLTS) for support. Janet explained the additional requirements involved with 
this collaboration, as the Art Commission is applying to COLTS directly for funding and will be 
responsible for raising matching funds. Conversations with the other WritersCorps sites are 
underway to determine what is needed from a national office for the program. The current budget 
and five-year timeline for the program was distributed and discussed (attached). The committee 
supported the proposed plans and recognized the excellence of Janet's work and WritersCorps. 

4. ArtHouse representative was absent. No report given. 



Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 5:45 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: 



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Liz Lerma 

Community Arts and Education, Program Director 



Minutes reviewed by: 

Rett,*** Ptoxtmj 

Richard Newirth 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



FAX .415 64S 0933 MCCLA ' P01 




Mission Cultural Center 
for Latino Arts 



February 11, 1997 



Liz Lerma, Director, CAE Program 
San Francisco Art Commission. 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240 
San Francisco, CA 94 102 
Fax: (415)252-2595 

Ref.; Workers Compensation 

Dear Liz: 

Please be advised that our Workers Compensation Policy #1256017 is currently 
being audited by Mr. Juan Narclso from State Compensation Insurance Fund. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. Narciso at 974-8169. 
Sincerely, 




Acting Executive Director 



cc: Commissioners of the Art Commission 
MCCLA Board of Directors 
Alina Laguna, MCCL^ Council 



A Non-Profit Community Art* Orgoniza lion • 2868 Mission Sfr-t, San rronci*o,CA U\ 10 » Fhom (415) 821-1155 * Fox (415) 648-0933 



LEGAL ISSUES 

1. Contracts: 

- Corrections needed on Esperanza Villanuevo (dates/amount), Ernesto Paul's (amount) 
artist contracts. 

- Corrections to or amendments needed on teacher's agreement and school agreements, 
regarding changes in artists. 

- Letter of termination needed for Flavio Ayala with date terminated and explanation. 

2. California Arts Council Contract with SF Art Commission; Contractual 
Requirements: 

A) Questions Pending 

1) Do they need artists signatures on invoices? 

(Currently this is not our practice and may need to be corrected.) 

2) Do they need original contracts with signatures? 

(Currently we only have copies on file and MCCLA has originals. 

B) All changes in the program must be made with mutual agreement of the CAC 

and SFAC . We are out of compliance because MCCLA did not seek or receive 
our approval on the following changes (as required by the SFAC/MCCLA 
Agreement): 

1) Project Coordinator is also serving as a project artist at two school sites. Juan 

Carlos Cuellar was included in proposal only as Project Coordinator and 
was not listed as an artist. 

2) Changes in Artists: Flavio Ayala, replaced by Esperanza Villanuevo (who was 

not included in list of possible artists submitted with proposal) 

3) $8,000 must be immediately cut from the budget with mutually agreeable 

budget revision by MCCLA & SFAC that is approved by the CAC and in 
accordance with their budget guidelines. CAC requires a dollar for dollar 
match on their grant of $17,000. The CAC will reimburse for no more 
than 50% of any payment to any person for services. 

3. Invoice Processing 

A) Artist Invoices: Current batch of invoices cannot be processed until 

full and corrected documentation is provided. (See above.) Changes in artistic 
staff must have approval of SFAC and CAC before payment can be guaranteed. 

B) Project Coordinator Invoices: Cannot be processed until contract violations are 

resolved ~ no approval from SFAC or CAC for Project Coordinator to work also 
as an artist. Clarification on services provided must also be provided along with 
relevant documentation. 

C) Supplies Invoice: Current invoice asks for reimbursement fortwo disallowable 

expenses $160 (food) and $200 (workshop) that were not included in the budget. 
Also there is an incorrect receipt that requires a small adjustment.) MCCLA is 
currently making the appropriate corrections. 



5 Year Timeline for the San Francisco WritersCorps 
& The Development of the National Office 



1997-98 San Francisco Art Commission CAE Program administers 

WritersCorps funded by a 3 year grant through California 
Commission on Improving Life Through Service (20 Full Time 
Members). The City is the grantee. WritersCorps becomes 
a fully integrated SFAC program. San Francisco begins planning 
with other sites to form national office. California expansion plan 
developed with 2 partner cities. 

1998-99 Art Commission launches California multi-site 

WritersCorps program (30 Full Time Members) 
National office plan finalized and funding secured. 
Multi-site funded for 2 years through yr 2000. 

1999-2000 Art Commission opens national office of WritersCorps 

possibly funded by an AmeriCorps T/TA grant. Assists 
potential sites with expansion and field with training 
and technical assistance: evaluation, data collection, 
training, member development and fundraising. 
Maintains communications between sites. 

2000-2001 3 new sites launched through state AmeriCorps funds. 

Art Commission maintains national office for WritersCorps 
and administers a WritersCorps program. 
WritersCorps founding sites (Bronx, DC, SF) supported 
operating without AmeriCorps funds 

2001-2002 Art Commission operates national office, 

state headquarters, and local program. 



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Review of Mission Cultural Center for Latino 
Arts (MCCLA) proposal dated February 13, 
1997, for the LatinArte project. 

Discussion of San Francisco Art Commission 
response and possible motion regarding future 
administration of project. 

Discussion of opportunity to apply for CAC 
arts education partnership grant for 97/98. 
Possible motion for tho San Fraiieioco A a- I 
Commission not to apply, thereby freeing up 
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♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodationc to 
the neod3 of persons willi disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Mootings of the An Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible ouibaide pa«kuig haj. been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 
one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Maxtor 

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Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded Thar other attendeec may be se-uMiivt; 10 various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpretere and/or a sound etihancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Cunuuunliy Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TIKnFR THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

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business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

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San Francisco Art Conlmission, Suite 70 



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Commission Gallery 
101 Van Ness Avenue 
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1. Review of Mission Cultural Center for Latino 
Arts (MCCLA) proposal dated February 13, 
1997, for the LatinArte project. 



2, Discussion of San Francisco Art Commission 

response and possible motion regarding future 
administration of project. 



3. Discussion of opportunity to apply for CAC 
arts education partnership grant for 97/98, 
Possible motion for the San Francisco Art 
Commission not to apply, thereby freeing up 
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FridayCFebru ary 21, 1 SL9Z 4:30 p.m. MAR 4 I997 

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Present: Staff- Ann Wettrich, Salette Gressett, Rich Newirth; Commissioners Present- Willis 
Kirk, Nery Gotico; Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA)- Juan Carlos Cuellar, Alina 
Laguna, Rosa Cecilia Martinez-Guidos, Herminio Flores, Juanita Rieloff, Nancy Ortiz 

Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:50 p.m. 

1. Commissioner Kirk explained that MCCLA has expressed that they want full responsibility of 
the LatinArte project. Both the Art Commission and the California Arts Council (CAC) support 
this request. The CAC has indicated that a new contract can be signed to dissolve the partnership 
with the Art Commission and implemented with MCCLA by April 1. 

2. Alina Laguna, MCCLA attorney, responded that the MCCLA board would like the Art 
Commission to continue with the project through the end of this fiscal year, June 31. Ann 
Wettrich, Arts Education Officer, explained the possible budget revision as previously determined 
with MCCLA to address the $8,000 shortfall. MCCLA agreed that they would be responsible for 
covering those retroactive expenses cut from the budget. Ann emphasized that in order for the 
project to remain in compliance with the CAC, a discussion between both MCCLA and the Art 
Commission needs to take place before any changes to the program can occur. 

Motion made by Commissioner Gotico for the Art Commission to continue the fiscal 
administration of LatinArte through June, 1997 and to accept the proposed budget revisions of: 
$5,500 reduced from project coordinator fees, $500 reduced from artist fees and $2,000 reduced 
from Mission Cultural Center administration fees. Motion seconded by Commissioner Kirk and 
unanimously approved. 

3. Rich Newirth, Director of Cultural Affairs, explained that the Art Commission would have to 
waive its right to apply to the CAC Arts Education Partnership Program in order for the MCCLA 
to apply for this grant next year. The deadline for the grant is April 16. Rich encouraged that the 
MCCLA develop a relationship with the CAC over the next few months to strengthen their 
position as an applicant for next year. Both MCCLA and the Art Commission agreed that clear 
communication between both partners is essential to the success of the project. Ann emphasized 
the importance of presenting a unified effort when addressing the steering committee on Monday, 
February 24. She also mentioned that the intent, as stated in the program's proposal to the CAC, 
was that the program would eventually be the sole responsibility of the MCCLA. Ann will write a 
joint letter from the Art Commission and MCCLA to all parties involved in LatinArte to inform 
them of the resolutions made at this meeting. 

Motion made by Commissioner Gotico for the Art Commission to waive its right to apply to the 
California Arts Council's Arts Education Partnership Program for 1997-98. Motion seconded by 
Commissioner Kirk and unanimously approved. 



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Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes reviewed by: 

A; fcr- "&*»» *"*% 

Liz Lerma Richard Newirth 

Community Arts and Education, Program Director Director of Cultural Affairs 



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Action items requested for: 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Suiti 70 

415 252 2581 Motion to approve Programs In the Community Grants panel recommendations 

for 1997-98, with amounts to be determined following funding uvUfkatiuu fmui GnuiU fur 

A*T COMMISSION GAUtRY ^. . 

401 Van Ntsi AvtNvrtne AflS! 

415 ss4 6080 Community Works 

Girl's After School Academy 

Central City Hospitality House 

Richmond District Neighborhood Center 

Jamestown Community Center 

Continuum HIV Day Services 

Tenants & Owners Development Corporation (TODCO) 

n ma ih'ni n lint ■■! n' iii m % 

Motion to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission congratulates San Francisco high 
school students on their acceptance into the California State Summer School for the Arts and 
, salutes them as 1997 California Art Scholars. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to submit an application for a 1997-98 
California Arts Council Challenge grant to fund the Arts Education Professional Development 
Project 



Program Director Report 



3. Arts Education Update 



4. WritersCorps Update 




City and County o» 
San Francisco 



AnHouse Update 



Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 



7. New/old business 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Nooo Avonuo, San Francieco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

AivcMiblt seating for persons with dioobilitios, including thoso in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains— stopping at Van Ness and Market. 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Bases—serving the area of Van Ness and Market 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity nr 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings arc reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings- Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Ccnmmftta duly to to oorv© tbo public, reaching itt d*oicionc -.a full vi*«- of lb* public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and chat City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
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401 van ness avenue Motion to accept and expend an NEA Planning and Stabilization Grant for the Asian 



415.554.6080 



Pacific American Arts Community Development Initiative in the amount of $50,000 

Motion to approve preliminary working budget for the Asian Pacific American Arts 
Community Development Initiative 




Program Director Report 



3. Arts Education Update 



4. WritersCorps Update 

Motion to authorize CAE Program Director to request funding from the Mayor's Office of 
Children Youth and their Families for 1997-98 WritersCorps program in the amount of 
$225,000 



Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 



New/old business 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 r 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue 
and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of die City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE 
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Action items requested for 



Motion to approve the expenditure of a giant to Golden Gate University of up to $7,500 
fmm fund* received from the San Francisco Foundation for the stipend for arts education 
intern. 



2. Program Director Report 



3. WritcrsCorps Update 



4. ArtHouse Update 



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the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Mrrtings. and individual Committer. M«»ting$ of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible viufoldc |Nukiiig h<U been designated OA Oak 3licct between Van Neas Aveuue 

and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Ciric Center BART, located at tho intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 

publie iufcclui&i <uc leiuiudcd thai OlKc*' Attendees *U&jr be 6euatlivc Iv v«uiuu& ilicuiieol baaed 
products, ricase help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program at (415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
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Tuesday, ^ngust 5, 1997 )4:00 p.m. 

Ait Commission Meeting Room 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 
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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



AGENDA 

1. CAE 1997-98 Budget 

Action items requested on approval of expenditures for FY97-98 

Motion to approve the expenditure of up to % 109,032 from the Youth Aits Fundi 

Youth Arts Festival $6,000 

Arts Education Officer Salary 14,500 

Writers Corps 45,000 
Cultural Centers' Special Projects: 

MISSION CULTURAL CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS 

Multicultural Art Education Summer School $7,000 

MCCLA Grafica Project 3,183 

CAAAC 

Residents Project 10,183 

BAYVIEW OPERA HOUSE 

CaiTci Muial Piojttt 10,183 

SOMAR 

Johanna Poethig/Filipino Youth Project 10,183 

Sunset Festival 2,000 
4rts Provider* Alliance of San Francisco 800 



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ArtHouse Update 




Motion to approve a letter from SFAC in support of the existing live/work ordinance and 
of ArtHouse conducting a snidy for future cnlurinna to the current live/work ordinance 
problems. 

3. WritersCorps Update 
Review and discussion of 1997-98 WritersCorps Program and Budget 

4. Program Director Report 

5. New/old business 

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25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

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Central City Hospitality House 

Richmond District Neighborhood House 

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Continuum HIV Day Services 

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$11,000 
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Discussion and possible motion regarding Latimute project 

Discussion of Arts Education Funders Collaborative Planning 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, October 14, 1997, 4:30 p.m. 

San Francisco Art Commission Meeting Room 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



AGENDA 



1. WritersCorps Update 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract not to 
exceed $7,500 with Miriam Abrams for the development of a long range plan for 
the San Francisco WritersCorps. 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

3. Arts Education Update 

4. ArtHouse Update 

5. Program Director Report 

6. New/old business 



Please Note: Meeting location at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



City and County of 
San Francisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco, CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related . 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. L 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 

business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 

to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Program Committee Meeting qqj 3 1[ iqq? 

Tuesday, October 14, 1997, 4:30 p.m. , 

^Minutes Puuuc library 

^>an Franqisco^Art Commission, Suite 70 

Commissioners Present: Willis Kirk, Nery Gotico, Andrew Lisac, Denise Roth, 

William Villa 

Staff Present: Rethel Gill, Liz Lerma, Rich Newirth, Ann Wettrich, 

Elizabeth Chur (notetaker) 

Commissioner Gotico called the meeting to order at 5:20 p.m. Commissioner Kirk 
arrived at 5:45 and assumed his role in chairing the meeting. The Commissioners 
welcomed Rethel Gill, Community Arts Education Intern for 1997-98. 

1. WritersCorps Update 

Liz Lerma reported that the WritersCorps program is now in its fourth year in San 
Francisco. This year, the program is no longer affiliated with the AmeriCorps National 
Network. The primary funder is now the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth, and 
Families. Liz distributed a handout listing Corps members' bios, a list of host sites, and 
the WritersCorps budget for FY 1997-98. Janet Heller is coordinating the program. This 
year there are fewer members in the Corps, but SFAC has been able to increase 
members' pay and offer health insurance. The Commissioners tabled discussion of the 
requested action item until later in the meeting when a quorum was present. 

2. Arts Education Update 

a. LatinArte Project : By way of review for Commissioner Roth, Ann summarized the 
history of the LatinArte project. LatinArte was a collaborative project intended to use 
resources and artists at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) to provide 
Latin American-focused arts education in Mission area schools and at the School of the 
Arts. The goal was to strengthen the Latin American arts curriculum in these schools, 
and to enhance ties between Mission area schools and the School of the Arts. The 
project was completed last May. LatinArte was funded by the San Francisco Art 
Commission (SFAC), San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and the California 
Arts Council (CAC). The project did meet some of its artistic and educational goals; as 
a result of the project, SFUSD is now considering possibly incorporating elements of this 
project into the curriculum. 

LatinArte experienced a number of administrative challenges, due to the turnover of the 
executive director's position at MCCLA, and difficulties with the project's administrator. 
Reports were turned in late and were incomplete. Ann is now in the process of closing 
out the project, pending submission of outstanding items from MCCLA. There were 
surpluses in a number of areas; i.e., $9964.13 in available funds were not spent. 



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Program Committee Meeting Minutes 
Tuesday, October 14, 1997, 4:30 p.m. 

b. Arts Education Funding Collaborative (AEFC): This is an alliance of 22 arts 
education grantmakers, formed in response to a need to make arts education available 
to all public schools. The group has initiated two main projects: 

1) The Inside/Out guide, which is an arts education directory for San Francisco. It 
is updated every two to three years, and distributed to public and private schools, 
youth service agencies, and all public libraries in San Francisco. Rachelle Axel has 
been contracted to compile the next updated edition, which is scheduled to be 
completed in March, 1998. In response to its popularity, the print run will be 
increased from 3,000 to 4,500 copies. For the first time, 500 copies will be available 
to the general public for purchase from A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books. 

2) For the past four years, the Professional Development Project has provided arts 
education training for principals and teachers from all 76 San Francisco elementary 
schools. Also, 73 schools applied for and were awarded AEFC grants. This project 
fundamentally changed the climate for arts education in San Francisco public schools; 
SFUSD has now allocated over $600,000 for arts education grants to elementary 
schools. AEFC Phase II (1997-2001) plans include providing more extensive 
professional development workshops for elementary and pre-K educators and 
upgrading the evaluation program, with assistance from a consultant. 

c. Fundraising : Ann reported that the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has just 
awarded AEFC a $150,000 four-year grant. Ninety-five percent of the 1997-98 project 
budget has been secured. 

3. ArtHouse Update 

Liz reported that there has been discussion about moving ArtHouse from CAE to 
Cultural Equity Grants (CEG). Commissioners have noted in CAE Committee 
discussions that this would be a SFAC staff decision. Judy West is the new Arthouse 
program administrator. 

Note: at 5:45, Commissioners Kirk and Lisac arrived, forming a quorum of the 
Committee. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Liz reported that Grants for the Arts (GFTA) will hold a public meeting on October 21. 
CAE receives GFTA funds for its Programs In the Community (PIC) granting program, 
which supports arts in social service organizations. Commissioners Lisac and Gotico 
volunteered to speak in support of increasing such funding at the meeting. 



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Program Committee Meeting Minutes 
Tuesday, October 14, 1997, 4:30 p.m. 

5. WritersCorps: Action Item 

At the suggestion of Jeff Mori of the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth, and Families, 
staff has researched consultants who could develop a long range plan by February 1, 
1998 for the WritersCorps program. This plan would facilitate the program's 
incorporation into the City's budget process. 



Motion made by Commissioner Gotico to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into a contract not to exceed $7,500 with Miriam Abrams for the development 
of a long range plan for the San Francisco WritersCorps. Motion seconded by 
Commissioner Roth and unanimously approved. 

Commissioner Lisac noted that he would welcome an opportunity to meet WritersCorps 
members. 

Note: at 5:50, Commissioner Roth departed; Commissioner Villa arrived. 

6. Program Director's Report: Continued 

Hotel Tax Line Item Legislation Update : Liz reported that all funds have been released 
to SFAC. The SFAC is preparing interim grant agreements with the cultural centers, but 
cannot distribute these until all outstanding reports have been submitted. Liz also 
reported that in response to concerns voiced at the cultural center directors' meeting on 
October 11, the Hotel Tax Line Item budget may need to be revised. In the current 
version, if all funding is earmarked for programming, the centers will be unable to pay 
for administrative staffing. 

Rich reported that at the October 11 meeting, the center directors agreed to have the 
SFAC provide custodial, maintenance, and security services through contracts. Rich 
asked directors to recommend a method for allocating facility operations and 
professional services funds among the centers. Rich had also clarified that SFAC would 
like to supplement existing facility operations services rather than replace them. He 
noted that any proposed budget revisions would be brought to the Committee. 
Commissioner Kirk noted that each center would have different needs, and that it would 
be acceptable to negotiate to meet these needs. Commissioner Lisac noted that in the 
future, it would be desirable to further break out budgets to uniformly indicate how 
much each center is allocating for administrative costs. Liz noted that the center 
directors agreed to develop a system to administer collaborative programming; 
applications for collaborative programming would be submitted by existing cultural 
centers, in collaboration with the new centers. 

Note: at 6:00, Commissioners Kirk and Gotico departed. 



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Program Committee Meeting Minutes 
Tuesday, October 14, 1997, 4:30 p.m. 

Asian Pacific Islander Arts Community Development Initiative : Liz reported that the 
pre-planning committee interviewed five candidates. Staff are now in negotiation with 
the top candidate, who is requesting more than was budgeted for the project. Liz noted 
that Commissioner Mirikitani would like the SFAC to broaden its partnership in the API 
community, and suggested inviting the Kearny Street Workshop to take on a greater role 
in planning and implementing the project. Commissioner Mirikitani invited interested 
CAE Committee members to meet at Glide to further discuss the project. 

CAE Granting Programs Update : CAE has distributed grant agreements for FY 1997-98 
to its Programs In the Community, Special Projects, and Festival grantees. In response 
to the City's effort to standardize contracts, there is a new and more extensive contract 
this year. Also, grantees will be required to comply with the nondiscrimination in 
benefits and contracts ordinance. There are new and continuing grantees this fiscal year. 
Additional funds have been budgeted for this year to expand CAE's outreach efforts for 
its granting programs. 

6. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

The San Francisco Symphony String Quartet will perform a concert at CC AP on Sunday, 

November 2 at 2 p.m. Contact Julie Cheung for free tickets. 

Commissioner Lisac adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m. 



Minutes submitted for approval by: 





Liz Lerma Richard Newirth 

Program Director, Community Arts and Education Director of Cultural Affairs 



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Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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jltural Equity Grants 

!'S Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Commission Gallery 
101 Van Ness Avenue 
415.554.6080 



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^COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, ^November 4, 1997, 4:30 p.m. 

San Francisco Art Commission Meeting Room 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



AGENDA 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

1. WritersCorps Update NOV 3 1997 

2. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update ^AN p RANCISCO 

J F PUBLIC LIBRARY 

3. Arts Education Update 

4. Program Director Report 

Update, budget review, discussion and possible motion regarding API Project. 

Update, budget review, discussion and possible motion regarding implementation of 
the Hotel Tax Reallocation Legislation. 

PIC Granting Program outreach discussion and call for prospective panelists. 

5. New/old business 




City and County of 
« San Francisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco, CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

* Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and 
can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 

business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 

to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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The Community Arts and Education Program Committee Meeting regularly 
scheduled for Tuesday^ December 9 at 4:30 p.m. at 25 Van Ness Avenue, 

Suite 70 has beenrcanceilecT 



A special Community Arte and Education Program Committee Meeting has 
been scheduled for Monday, December 15 at 3:00 p.m. The agenda will be 

forthcoming. 




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Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 






COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Monday, December 15, 1997, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

San Francisco Human Rights Commission Conference Room 

25 Van Ness Avenue, 8th Floor 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



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1. WritersCorps Update - 5 minutes 



Motion to approve $100 honoraria each for Elissa Perry and Nila Rogosin 
for participating in the San Francisco WritersCorps Retreat on November 
19, 1997. 




City and County of 
a San Francisco 



Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract not 
to exceed $3,000 with Dianne Platner for book design and consultation for 
San Francisco WritersCorps. 

Motion to approve payment of $3,600 to Media Alliance for WritersCorps 
training for 1997-98. 

2. Arts Education Update - 5 minutes 

Motion to commend the Arts Education Funders' Collaborative (AEFC) for 
its long-term commitment and effective work in advancing arts education 
within San Francisco public schools. The San Francisco Art Commission 
recognizes the AEFC's valuable work in providing educators with 
professional development workshops and support materials, and for 
reinforcing educational alliances with local arts organizations and artists. 

Request for CAE Commissioner participation in Arts Education Funders 
Collaborative reception on February 5, 1998 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Center for 
the Arts. 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update - 5 minutes 

Motion to accept and expend up to $3,000 for CCAP program expenses 
from the San Francisco Symphony Funds. 

4. ArtHouse Update - 5 minutes 

Motion to approve a grant of $11,500 from the Public Art Fund and 
$13,500 from the California Arts Council Grant Funds to California 
Lawyers for the Arts for ArtHouse expenses in FY 1997-98. 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Monday, December 15, 1997, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

San Francisco Human Rights Commission Conference Room 

25 Van Ness Avenue, 8th Floor 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

AGENDA 

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5. Program Director Report 

Motion to approve a grant of up to $5,000 from Hotel Tax Reallocation Legislation 
Funds to SOMAR (Friends of Support Services for the Arts) for the development of a 
needs assessment and financial reporting system for the cultural centers. 

Motion to approve a grant of up to $9,100 from Capital Improvements Funds to 
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts to purchase and install a closed circuit 
television camera surveillance system in the center. 

a. API Project - 20 minutes (Liz Lerma and Lawrence Thoo, Project Co- 
Directors) 

Project implementation and structure discussion and possible motion. 

b. Hotel Tax/Line Item Legislation Collaborative Programming Grant Application 
Review - 45 minutes 

Review, discussion, and possible motion regarding Collaborative Programming 
Grants. 

c. Cultural Centers Community Support Board Meeting - 25 minutes 

Report, discussion (with possible public comment) and possible motion 
regarding Community Support Board Meetings. 

d. Hotel Tax/Line Item Legislation standards of performance discussion - 20 
minutes 

Discussion and possible motion regarding the development of standards of 
performance for cultural centers relative to Hotel Tax/Line Item Legislation 
implementation and lease negotiations. 

7. New/old business - 10 minutes 

Discussion and possible scheduling of additional Special CAE Committee Meeting in 
January, 1998. 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. This meeting will be held on the 8th Floor, and can be 
accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 



Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains: stopping at Van Ness and Market, one-half block 

from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses: serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART: located at the intersection of Grove. Hyde, and 

Market Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivit\ 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 

business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 

to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 






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Ovic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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'Cultural Eqjjity Grants 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415. 2S2. 2581 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE 
A 70. 3 OS Tuesday, January 13, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 

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;//3A? San Francisco, CA 94102 

1. WritersCorps Update - 15 min. 



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Motion to approve the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract 
not to exceed $5,000 with Lisa Meltzer to provide publication coordination 
for WritersCorps. 

Motion to approve payment of an honorarium to San Francisco Center for 
the Book for up to $500 for expenses related to WritersCorps training. 



401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 2. Arts Education Update - 10 min. 

Commission participation in AEFC Steering Committee request 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update - 5 min. 

4. Program Director Report 

I a. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts discussion regarding installation of 

closed circuit television camera surveillance system in the center - 10 min. 

Motion to approve a grant of up to $9,100 from Capital Improvements 
Funds to Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts to purchase and install a 
closed circuit television camera surveillance system in the center. 

b. Hotel Tax/Line Item Legislation - 

i. Update regarding legislation implementation - 10 min. 

ii. Discussion regarding the development of standards of 

performance for cultural centers relative to Hotel Tax/Line Item 
Legislation implementation and lease negotiations - 20 min. 
(Cultural Center Directors have been invited) 

iii. Collaborative Programming - 10 min. 
Discussion regarding 1998-99 process 

c. Programs in the Community Grant Program - 5 min. 
Discussion regarding panel recommendations 

d. API Project update - 5 min. 

5. New/old business - 10 min. 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses --serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. 



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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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Cultural Eqjjity Grants 

'OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

41S. 252. 2581 



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401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554.6080 




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Tuesday, February 10, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 
San Francisco, CA 94102 

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1. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update - 5 min. 

2. WritersCorps Update - 15 min. 

Report on National WritersCorps Meeting 

3. Arts Education Update - 10 min. 

4. Program Director Report - 45 min. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FE B 1 o 1998 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to submit a grant 
application to Grants for the Arts for the Community Arts and Education 
Program. 

Update on Implementation of Hotel Tax/Line Item Legislation 

Update on Asian Pacific Islander Arts Community Development Initiative 

5. New/old business - 10 minutes 



City and County of 
i San Francisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco, CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and 
can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains: stopping at Van Ness and Market, one-half block 

from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses: serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART: located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 

Market Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 

business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 

to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Community Arts 

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Cultural EoyiTY Grants 

POPS SYMfHONY CONCCRTS 

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^COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Tuesday, .March 10, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

1. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update - 5 min. 

2. WritersCorps Update - 10 min. 



COriiMnMTS DEPT, 

MAR 6 1998 

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PLiSLlG LIBRARY 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract not 
to exceed $750 with Pamela Z for WritersCorps database development 

Motion to approve payment of up to $2,000 to Color 3 Lab for printing of 
recruitment posters for WritersCorps 

3. Arts Education Update - 10 min. 

4. Program Director Report - 60 min. 




a. Report, discussion and possible motion regarding Mission Cultural 

Center for Latino Arts re., security issues. - 15 min. 

b- Hotel Tax/Line Item Legislation - 30 min. 

i. Update on 1997-98 Implementation 

ii. 1998-99 Preliminary Budget Review 

e. Update on Asian Pacific Islander Arts Community Development 

Initiative - 15 min. 

5. New/old business - 10 minutes 



C'iy and County of 
San Francisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco, CA. 94102 TEL. 415. 252. 2590 fax 415.252,2595 



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Civic Design Rjview 

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Tuesday, IVlarch 10, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



1. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update - 5 min. 

2. WritcrsCorps Update - 10 min. 



O^rnMENTS DEPT. 

MAR o 7 1998 

SAN FRANCiouO 
PUBLIC LlBrtAnY 



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Motion to authorize payment not to exceed $750 to Pamela Z for WritersCorps 
database development 

Motion to approve payment of up to $2,000 to Color 3 Lab for printing of 
recruitment posters for WritersCorps 

3. Aits Education Update - 10 min. 

4. Program Director Report - 60 rain. 




a. Report, discussion and possible motion regarding Mission Cultural 
Center for Latino Arts re. security issues. - 15 min. 

b. Hotel Tax/Line Item Legislation - 30 min. 
i. Update on 1997-98 Implementation 
ii. 1998-99 Preliminary Budget Review 

c. Update on Asian Pacific Islander Arts Community Development 
Initiative - 15 rain. 

5. New/old business - 10 minutes 



Cmr ano County Of 
San fRANCisco 



25 Van N t S S Ave. Su.te 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 



fax 41S.252.259S 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

* Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and 
can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains: stopping at Van Ness and Market, one-half block 

from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses: serving the area of Van Ness and Market 

Civic Center BART: located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 

Market Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 

business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 

to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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Cultural Equity Grants 

POPS Symthony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Tuesday, March 10, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

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1. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update - 5 min. 

2. WritersCorps Update - 10 min. 



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415.554.6080 



Motion to authorize payment not to exceed $750 to Pamela Z for WritersCorps 
database development. 

Motion to approve payment of up to $2,000 to Color 3 Lab for printing of 
recruitment posters for WritersCorps 

3. Arts Education Update - 10 min. 

4. Program Director Report - 60^ min. 




City and County of 
b San Francisco 



a. Report, discussion and possible motion regarding Mission Cultural 
Center for Latino Arts re. security issues. - 15 min. 

b. Hotel Tax/Line Item Legislation - 30 min. 
i. Update on 1997-98 Implementation 
ii. 1998-99 Preliminary Budget Review 

c Update on Asian Pacific Islander Arts Community Development 

Initiative - 15 min. 

5. New/old business - 10 minutes 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240, San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the tfi 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and 
can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains: stopping at Van Ness and Market, one-half block 

from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses: serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART: located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and / 

Market Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 

business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 

to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Cultural Equity Grants 

DPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



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415.252.2581 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Monday, ^pril 6, 1998, 2:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



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1. Security Issues at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 

Motion to approve payment of up to $9,100 from Capital Improvements 
Funds to ADT Security Services to purchase and install a closed circuit 
television camera surveillance system at Mission Cultural Center for Latino 
Arts. 

2. New/Old Business 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

* Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1 990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and 
can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 

business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 

to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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Cultural Equity Grants 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Puiuic Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

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415.252.2581 



rt Commission Gallery 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554 6080 



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APR 14 1998 

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^COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Regular meeting on Tuesday^ April 14 at 4:30 p.m. 

has been rescheduled to Tuesday. April 28 at 4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



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San Francisco 



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Civic art Couiction 

Civic Dcsicn review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

POPS Symphony Concerts 



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scheduled for" 
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Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

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>PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Commission Gallery 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

415. S54. 6080 



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COMMUNITY ARTS AND EDUCATION 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

AGENDA 

Tuesday, April 28, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



1. WritersCorps Update 

Motion to rescind Resolution No. 0406-98-128 approving payment of up to 
$2,000 to Color 3 Lab for printing of recruitment posters for WritersCorps. 

Motion to approve payment of up to $3,100 to Color 3 Lab for printing of 
recruitment posters for WritersCorps. 

Motion to approve payment of an honorarium to Will Power of Midnight 
Voices not to exceed $300 for performance training for youth readers and 
emcee services for the "Same Difference: Celebrating Young Writers on 
Race" book release, reading and reception on June 9, 1998. 

Motion to approve payment not to exceed $400 to Linda Carucci's Kitchen for 
catering for the "Same Difference: Celebrating Young Writers on Race" book 
release, reading and reception on June 9, 1998. 

Motion to approve payment of an honorarium not to exceed $1,000 to Victor 
Martinez for his introduction to the WritersCorps anthology, "Same 
Difference." 

Motion to approve payment of an honorarium not to exceed $500 to Rigo '98 
for his drawing for the cover of the WritersCorps anthology, "Same 
Difference." 




City and County of 
I San Francisco 



Motion to approve payment not to exceed $2,100 to Dianne Platner for the 
design and pre-press production of the WritersCorps anthology, "Same 
Difference." 

2. Arts Education Update 

Motion to accept and expend a $1000 grant from the California State Summer 
School for the Arts Foundation for catering and entertainment expenses at the 
California State Summer School for the Arts Awards Ceremony in May, 1998. 



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Motion to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission congratulates San Francisco 
high school students on their acceptance into the California State Summer School for the 
Arts and salutes them as 1998 California Art Scholars. 

Motion to refund $4,135.05 to the San Francisco Unified School District, which represents 
unexpended funds for the Latin American Arts Education Initiative (LatinArte) project; 
acceptance and expenditure of these funds was authorized by Resolution No. 0909-96-451. 

3. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 



4. Program Director's Report 

Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for the Programs In the Community 
grant program: Ruth Asawa, Artist; Deedra Jackson, Mayor's Office of Children, Youth 
and Families; Genevieve Lim, New College of California; Sonia BasSheva Manjon, 
Manjon International Services; Maria Pinedo; Stephen Shapiro, Community Music Center; 
Andrew Wood, World Arts West 

Motion to approve increasing the grants by up to $60,000 to the Bay view Opera House, 
Center for African and African American Art And Culture, Mission Cultural Center for 
Latino Arts, and Friends of Support Services for the Arts/SOMAR, from the 1997-98 
Hotel Tax Reallocation Legislation funds. 

Update on Implementation of Hotel Tax Reallocation Legislation and Development of 
Cultural Center Leases. 

5. New/Old Business 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

\ * Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 

1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and 
can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains: stopping at Van Ness and Market, one-half block 

from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses: serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

v Civic Center BART: located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 

Market Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
1 to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
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Tuesday, May 12, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

WritersCorps Update 

Motion to grant the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (CALAA) up 
to $25,000 to administer payment to Miriam Abrams for national consulting 
on behalf of the San Francisco Art Commission and the National WritersCorps 
Alliance. 

Motion to approve additional payment to Lisa Meltzer not to exceed $1,500 
for publication coordination for WritersCorps. 

Arts Education Update 

Program Director's Report 

Motion to approve reimbursement of public transportation, mileage, parking 
and toll expenses, up to the per diem limits of the city, for panelists selected 
to serve on Community Arts and Education panels. 

Discussion and possible motion to approve cultural center leases for Bay view 
Opera House, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and Friends of Support 
Services for the Arts/SOMAR as written, or with amendments. 

New/Old Business 




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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
xuith Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses -serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals. with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (SF Admin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
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Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

WritersCorps Update 

Motion to approve payment to Apropos caterers not to exceed $800 for their 
services at the June 9, 1998 WritersCorps reading and reception. 

Motion to approve payment to videographer Lise Swenson not to exceed 
$1,000 for WritersCorps. 

Motion to approve payment to photographer Bob Hsiang not to exceed $500 
for WritersCorps. 

Arts Education Update 

Motion to approve the expenditure of a grant to Golden Gate University of up 
to $7,500 from funds received from the San Francisco Foundation Community 
Initiatives Fund for the stipend for arts education intern. 

Program Director's Report 

a. Motion to approve the expenditure of up to $167,000 from the Grants 

for the Arts Fund: 




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$19,000 
$41,000 



Programs In the Community (PIC) grantee organizations, as 
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b. Discussion and possible motion regarding additional interim grant agreement 

funding for the cultural centers for FY 1998-99. One of the following two 
motions may be adopted: 

Motion to approve additional interim grants from Fiscal Year 1998-99 Hotel Tax 
Reallocation Legislation funds for cultural center programming, operations and 
facility maintenance for the beginning of Fiscal Year 1998-99 as follows: 

Bay view Opera House $50,000 

Center for African and African American Art $50,000 

and Culture (CAAAC) 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts $50,000 

Friends of Support Services for the Arts/ $50,000 
South of Market Cultural Center (SOMAR) 

Motion to approve grants for the entire Fiscal Year 1998-99, subject to budget 
approval by the full Art Commission, for cultural center programming, operations 
and facility maintenance as follows (grant amounts to be announced at meeting): 

Bay view Opera House $ 



Center for African and African American Art $_ 

and Culture (CAAAC) 
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts $_ 

Friends of Support Services for the Arts/ $_ 

South of Market Cultural Center (SOMAR) 



c. Discussion and possible motion related to FY 1998-99 expenditures from Youth 

Arts Fund 



New/Old Business 



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A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. This meeting will be held in Room 330B, and can be 
accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbs ide parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains: stopping at Van Ness and Market, one-half 

block from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses: serving the area of Van Ness and Market 

Civic Center BART: located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, 

and Market Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 
to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate 
such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate 
these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 Of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations arc conducted before the people and that City operations are 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RTGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

WriiersCorps Update 

Arts Education Update 

Motion to approve payment up to $10,000 for a grant to the San Francisco 
Foundation Community Initiative Funds to support 1998-99 Arts Education 
Funders Collaborative activities. 

Program Director's Report 

Motion to approve the balance of grant funds for Fiscal Year 1998-99 from 
Hotel Tax Reallocation Legislation funds for cultural center programming, 
operations and facility maintenance as follows: 




Bayview Opera House $109,750 

Center for African and African American Art $290,250 

and Culture (CAAAC) 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts $273,750 

Friends of Support Services for the Arts/ $462,250 
South of Market Cultural Center (SOMAR) 

(Note: The SFAC has already approved $100,000 per cultural center for 
interim grants for fiscal year 1998-99.) 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
■with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible cutbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals. with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252- 
2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the 
ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-4851. 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or 
administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Adtnin Code 
16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist 
Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 
94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.cLsf.ca.us/cthics/. 



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^>an Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

Commissioners Present: Andrew Brother Elk, Nery Gotico, Janice Mirikitani, 

William Villa 

Staff Present: Julie Cheung, Janet Heller, Liz Lerma, Rich Newirth, Derek 

Sikkelee, Ann Wettrich, Elizabeth Chur (notetaker) 

Commissioner Gotico called the meeting to order at 4:40 p.m. 

1. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) Director Julie Cheung reported that an 
exhibit of work by Asian American artists will be at the Community Arts Gallery 
through August 15; a reception was held on Saturday, July 11. Commissioners Gotico 
and Villa thanked Ms. Cheung for pictures of prior CCAP events. 

2. WritersCorps Update 

WritersCorps Director Janet Heller reported that staff are in the process of selecting 
teachers for the 1998-99 school year. As noted in the WritersCorps Five Year Plan, the 
program will hire more experienced teachers. Ms. Heller, Director of Community Arts 
and Education Liz Lerma, and writer and community activist Truong Tran are selection 
panelists. WritersCorps will hire seven to ten teachers, based on funding availability. 

Other updates included: 

Press Coverage : Poet laureate Robert Pinsky wrote an op-ed piece in The Nkv York Times 

about WritersCorps; Ms. Heller will forward a copy to Commissioners. 

Partnership with Borders : Borders Books and Music has worked extensively with the 
Washington, DC chapter of WritersCorps on poetry slams, and is interested in 
sponsoring the development of a national poetry slam league, in conjunction with other 
corporate sponsors. Borders is considering funding $40,000 per WritersCorps site, which 
will enable youth participants to read their poetry locally, as well as travel to the 
Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to compete and also to participate in writing 
workshops. Decisions should be made by late summer. 

Site Libraries : In cooperation with Small Press Distribution, WritersCorps is developing 
in-house libraries at four WritersCorps sites. These libraries will allow youth to check 
out books and will serve as sites for author tours. 

Newsletter : The summer issue of the WritersCorps newsletter is in production. 

National Meeting : The next national meeting of WritersCorps is scheduled for August, 
1998 in New York. 



Community Arts and Education Program 
Committee Minutes 
July 14, 1998 

Note: Commissioner MIrikitcini arrived at 4:50, forming a quorum. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Arts Education Officer Ann Wettrich distributed the 1998-99 Arts Education Funders' 
Collaborative (AEFC) grant proposal and project description to the Committee, and 
highlighted several new developments. In response to evaluation feedback from 
participants, teacher training will be held in the fall instead of the spring, in order to 
give teachers more time to implement what they learned from the workshops. The 
annual kickoff reception will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 
8; Ms. Wettrich requested that a Commissioner speak at the event. The 300 new 
elementary school teachers will receive an arts education orientation packet, which will 
include the Inside/Out resource guide and will outline AEFC services and resources. The 
project will continue to conduct professional development workshops and elementary 
arts mini-institutes. The pre-K/ child development services component will be expanded, 
and will include an orientation for child development centers and a series of workshops. 
Publications of the project include updating the Inside/Out resource guide online; 
producing nine best practices reports over the next three years; and providing support 
for the San Francisco Unified School District's Elementary Arts Portfolio newsletter. A 
new evaluation tool will be a three-year case study of two elementary schools. A 
"Futures" sub-committee will make recommendations to the AEFC at the conclusion of 
the project regarding arts education progress and needs. 

Motion made by Commissioner Mirikitani to approve payment up to $10,000 for 
a grant to the San Francisco Foundation Community Initiative Funds to support 
1998-99 Arts Education Funders Collaborative activities. Motion seconded by 
Commissioner Villa and unanimously approved. 

In response to questions from Commissioners, Ms. Wettrich reported that due to budget 
cutbacks, SFUSD funds for arts education grants have been cut by 50%. However, with 
advocacy from arts education groups, the Board of Education voted to make arts 
education grants a priority area for restoration of full funding if school district funds are 
reinstated. 



4. Program Director's Report 

Ms. Lerma reported that SFAC staff and all cultural center directors are recommending 
a proposed budget for Hotel Tax Reallocation Legislation Funds for FY 1998-99. Kola 
Akintola-Thomas, executive director of the Center for African and African American Art 
and Culture, thanked the SFAC for its support of the cultural centers, apologized for 
past statements by some of its constituents, and encouraged Commissioners to approve 
the proposed budget. He also invited Commissioners to visit the cultural centers. In 
response to a request from Commissioner Brother Elk, Ms. Lerma will send a summary 
of the Hotel Tax Reallocation Legislation Funds budget from FY 1997-98 for comparative 
purposes. 



Community Arts and Education Program 
Committee Minutes 
July 14, 1998 

Motion made by Commissioner Mirikitani to approve the 1998-99 cultural center 
line item budget and balance of grant funds for Fiscal Year 1998-99 from Hotel Tax 
Reallocation Legislation funds for cultural center programming, operations and 
facility maintenance as follows: 

Bayview Opera House $109,750 

Center for African and African American Art $290,250 

and Culture (CAAAC) 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts $273,750 

Friends of Support Services for the Arts/ $462,250 
South of Market Cultural Center (SOMAR) 

(Note: The SFAC has already approved $100,000 per cultural center for interim 
grants for fiscal year 1998-99.) 

Motion seconded by Commissioner Brother Elk and unanimously approved. 

Ms. Lerma also reported that CAE is developing a granting program for organizations 
whose mission is focused on arts education; CAE will seek input from the field in 
developing this granting program. Commissioners expressed support for such a grant 
program. 

Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting at 5:15 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes reviewed by: 






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Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

WritersCorps Update 



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Motion to approve payment up to $10,000 to Judith Tannenbaum for training 
coordination, development of training materials and facilitation for 
WritersCorps. 

Arts Education Update 

Motion to approve payment up to $5,000 from the Youth Arts Fund for a grant 
to Golden Gate University to organize a symposium on arts education that will 
be co-sponsored by the San Francisco Art Commission, in conjunction with 
the Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco and the Northern California 
Chapter of ArtTable. 

Program Director's Report 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs and his staff to work with 
the acting General Manager of Recreation and Parks and his staff to pursue art 
education projects in the City's recreation centers, and specifically, to develop 
a comprehensive art education program in recreation centers that can be 
submitted for funding in the budget for Fiscal Year 1999-2000. 

Motion to approve the expenditure of up to $20,350 from the 1998-99 Grants 
for the Arts Fund to the following organizations for neighborhood festivals: 

Bemal Heights Neighborhood Center (Fiesta on the Hill) $3,250 

Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center (Precita Eyes Festival) $3,100 

509 Cultural Center/Luggage Store $3,250 

(In The Street Theatre Festival) 

OMI Business League (Oceanview-Merced-Ingleside Festival) $8,250 

Sunset District Community Development (Sunset Festival) $2,500 

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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

^Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the neeu.s 
of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
arc held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains: stopping at Van Ness and Market, one-half block from 

the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses: serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART: located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market 

Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. 
Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program 
at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations arc 
open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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Tuesday, September 29, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



1 . Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

2. WritersCorps Update 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
agreement with nine (9) teachers of the San Francisco WritersCorps 
to teach creative writing and approve payment for up to $133,525.00. 

Motion to approve payment of honoraria to the following for expenses 
related to WritersCorps training: 




City and County of 
San Francisco 



Juana Alicia 


S100.00 


Raz Kennedy 


$100.00 


Charles McNeal 


$100.00 


Elissa Perry 


S100.00 


Elise Washington 


$100.00 


Carrie Kartman 


$100.00 


Stephen Beachy 


S100.00 


Scott Meltsner 


$100.00 


Rigo '98 


$100.00 


Claudia Anderson 


$100.00 


CRDC 


$100.00 



(Career Resources Development Center) 
Johanna Poethig $100.00 

Gemma Mirkinson $50.00 

Stephanie Dunlap $50.00 

Debbie Landeros S50.00 

Shaugra Rogers $50.00 

Motion to approve payment to Media Alliance for training for 
WritersCorps teachers and staff for up to $700.00. 






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Motion to approve payment of up to $1,553.00 from the Public Art 
Fund and up to $2,942.00 from the Youth Arts Fund to Golden Gate 
University to extend arts education internship support for up to 20 
hours per week. 

Motion to approve the following individuals to be considered as 
panelists for the FY1998-99 Arts Education Organization Grants 
Program: 

Stephen Shapiro, Director, Community Music Center 
Sheila Pressley, Director, Youth Ambassador Program, de 

Young Museum 
Eduardo Pineda, MOMA 
John Weber, MOMA 

Chip McNeal, Education, San Francisco Ballet 
Regina Mouton, Education Director, YBC for the Performing 

Arts 
Georgia Heise, Exploratorium 
Mildred Howard, Exploratorium 
Joel Robinson, Director, Recreation and Parks 
Margie O'Driscoll, Director, Friends of the Library 
Sally Ann Rvan, Visual and Performing Arts Administrator, 

SFUSD 
Frances Phillips, Program Officer, Walter & Elise Haas Fund 
Linda Howe, Program Officer, Zellerbach Family Fund 
Juana Elissia, Urban Arts Institute 
Matt Schwartzman, Urban Arts Institute 
Susan Cervantes, Precita Eyes Center 
Yohanna Poetig, Artist 
Constance Grey, Oakland Cultural Council 
Keith Archuleta, Emerald Consulting 
Joe Andrews, Mayor's Office 
Matthew Onik, SF Youth Commission 
Marv Becktel, School of the Arts 
Lois Gordon, Director, The Jewish Museum 
Amy Kershaw, Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families 
Pat Kaussen, Richmond District Neighborhood House 
Marcia Kimmel, Director, The Next Stage 
Sonia Manjon, Program Director, CAAAC 
Sharon Evans, Graphic Directions 
Debora Iyall, Artist 
Pearl Ubungen, Artistic Director, Pearl Ubungen Dancers and 

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Gregory Gavin, Will Power Art Studios 

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Program Director's Report 

Motion to recognize the formal name change of the organization 
operating the South of Market Cultural Center from Friends and 
Support Services of the Arts/SOMAR to SOMARTS. 

Motion to approve the expenditure of up to $6,800 from the FY 1998- 
99 Youth Arts Fund to fund the following organizations for 
neighborhood festivals: 

Young Audiences (Arts Providers Alliance) $800.00 

SFUSD (Youth Arts Festival) $6,000.00 



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are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

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Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

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one-half block from the building. 

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Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

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disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings axe 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

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Tuesday, {September 29, 1998, 4:30 p.m. 

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Andrew Brother Elk, Nery Gotico, Willis Kirk, Denise 
Roth 

Janet Heller, Liz Lerma, Derek Sikkelee (notetaker), 
Ann Wettrich 




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Commissioner Kirk called the meeting to order at 4:37 p.m. 

1. Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

Community Arts and Education (CAE) Program Director Liz Lerma stated that former 
Director Julie Cheung would continue to work part-time as the director of the Chinatown 
Community Arts Program through the month of November. The open position will be 
posted at the Department of Human Resources and qualified candidates are encouraged to 
apply. 

Commissioner Brother Elk arrived at 4:45 p.m. 

2. WritersCorps Update 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with nine (9) teachers of the San Francisco 
WritersCorps to teach creative writing and approve payment for up to 
$133,525.00. Motion seconded by Commissioner Gotico and unanimously 
approved. 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve payment of honoraria to the 
following for expenses related to WritersCorps training: 

Juana Alicia $100.00 

Raz Kennedy $100.00 

Charles McNeal $100.00 

Elissa Perry $100.00 

Elise Washington $100.00 

Carrie Kartman $100.00 

Stephen Beachy $100.00 

Scott Meltsner $100.00 

Rigo '98 $100.00 

Claudia Anderson $100.00 



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CRDC $100.00 

(Career Resources Development Center) 
Johanna Poethig $100.00 

Gemma Mirkinson $50.00 

Stephanie Dunlap $50.00 

Debbie Landeros $50.00 

Shaugra Rogers $50.00 

Motion seconded by Commissioner Gotico and unanimously approved. 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve payment to Media Alliance 
for training for WritersCorps teachers and staff for up to $700.00. Motion 
seconded by Commissioner Gotico and unanimously approved. 

WritersCorps Site Coordinator Janet Heller reported that WritersCorps would bring the 
seven or eight new teacher hires to meet the Committee or possibly the full commission in 
October or November. Significant positive changes have been made since last year in an 
effort to improve the program. The new teachers will participate in a five-day training that 
will include teaching techniques, poetry readings, and a ropes course. Training will 
incorporate panels including former teachers and youth. As part of their contract, 
teachers will have membership with Media Alliance which will provide them with access 
to health care and additional training. The teachers work hours have been increased to 25 
per week from last year's 20 per week. Judith Tannenbaum was hired as the training 
coordinator. 

WritersCorps is addressing the areas of need as delineated in the five-year plan by 
working on new sites such as in the Mission District's Padre Palue and Sunnydale's 
GAZA. 

San Francisco has been selected as the site to host the Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam 
League with the kick off date scheduled tentatively for January 22, 1999. Writer Tom* 
Morrison is a possible speaker for this event. 

This month a grant for $180,000 was submitted to the National Endowment for the Arts, 
which if received, would be used for writers' fees and increased WritersCorps services. 

Ms. Heller announced she would become a City employee effective October 1, 1998. 

Commissioner Kirk commended Ms. Heller on her great work and success with expanding 
and improving WritersCorps. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve payment of up to $1,553.00 
from the Public Art Fund and up to $2,942.00 from the Youth Arts Fund to 
Golden Gate University to extend arts education internship support for up to 
20 hours per week. Motion seconded by Commissioner Brother Elk and 
unanimously approved. 



Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve the following individuals to 
be considered as panelists for the FY1998-99 Arts Education Organization 
Grants Program: 

Stephen Shapiro, Director, Community Music Center 

Sheila Pressley, Director, Youth Ambassador Program, de Young 

Museum 
Eduardo Pineda, MOMA 
John Weber, MOMA 

Chip McNeal, Education, San Francisco Ballet 
Regina Mouton, Education Director, YBC for the Performing Arts 
Georgia Heise, Exploratorium 
Mildred Howard, Exploratorium 
Joel Robinson, Director, Recreation and Parks 
Margie O'Driscoll, Director, Friends of the Library 
Sally Ann Ryan, Visual and Performing Arts Administrator, SFUSD 
Frances Phillips, Program Officer, Walter & Elise Haas Fund 
Linda Howe, Program Officer, Zellerbach Family Fund 
Juana Elissia, Urban Arts Institute 
Matt Schwartzman, Urban Arts Institute 
Susan Cervantes, Precita Eyes Center 
Yohanna Poetig, Artist 
Constance Grey, Oakland Cultural Council 
Keith Archuleta, Emerald Consulting 
Joe Andrews, Mayor's Office 
Matthew Onik, SF Youth Commission 
Marv Becktel, School of the Arts 
Lois Gordon, Director, The Jewish Museum 
Amy Kershaw, Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families 
Pat Kaussen, Richmond District Neighborhood House 
Marcia Kimmel, Director, The Next Stage 
Sonia Manjon, Program Director, CAAAC 
Sharon Evans, Graphic Directions 
Debora Iyall, Artist 
Pearl Ubungen, Artistic Director, Pearl Ubungen Dancers and 

Musicians 
Gregory Gavin, Will Power Art Studios 
Judy Nihei, API Project Coordinator 
Genny Lim, Artist 
Michael Rauner, Education Coordinator, Camera Work 

Motion seconded by Commissioner Brother Elk and unanimously approved. 

Arts Education Program Officer Ann Wettrich reported on the status of the Arts Education 
Organization Grants Program. Ms. Wettrich recently held two community meetings which 
she said were successful in their attempt to solicit public opinion. As a result, guidelines 
for the program were modified to address community concerns. Applications and 
guidelines have been sent to arts education organizations in the community and are 
available at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240 for distribution. The application deadline is 
October 30, 1998. The next step in the process is to develop a peer panel to be able to 



review and rank applications in November. Panelists are being considered who are 
involved in youth centered arts education projects or organizations. 

The Arts Education Funders' Collaborative is having its annual reception on October 8. 
Ms. Wettrich asked if Commissioner Roth could attend. Commissioner Roth replied that 
she could if the event was held in the late afternoon. All Commissioners were encouraged 
by Ms. Wettrich to attend the reception. She added that this reception provides an 
excellent opportunity to bring together and meet Child Development Program site 
managers, principals, educators, administrators, San Francisco Unified District leaders, 
Board of Education members, arts providers, grantmakers, and Art Commissioners. It 
provides a forum through which institutional changes for the betterment of arts education 
are made. Dr. Dan Kelly will give the keynote address. 

Ms. Wettrich announced that AEFC is piloting new arts education mini-institutes for 
elementary school teachers. There will be four mini-institutes in the fall and spring, each 
consisting of two-hour sessions held every Tuesday and Thursday. In the fall, a visual arts 
institute and dance institute will run from October 27 through November 19. In the spring, 
a drama/literary arts institute and an art/architecture institute will run from February 23 
through March 18. Each mini-institute consists of four sessions and is held after-school at 
the SFUSD Parkside Center. A capacity of 30 teachers per institute will allow 120 
teachers to participate. 

Ms. Wettrich noted that full funding has been reached for Fiscal Year 1998-99. Over 
$200,000 has been raised. 

Arts Providers Survey Reports have been received and Ms. Wettrich stated she would be 
happy to provide the Commissioners with copies. 

Commissioner Kirk expressed his concern that all area schools have been included in the 
survey and was assured by Ms. Wettrich that they were. There was an unusually high 91% 
response rate from the schools. 

Commissioner Brother Elk commended Ms. Wettrich on the arts education portion of the 
Art Commission's web page and stated that he has noted praise from others regarding the 
site as well. 

Ms. Wettrich added that the survey results reflect input from arts providers, elementary 
schools and workshop participants. Survey responses document significant growth in both 
quantity and quality of arts education at the elementary school level. The survey revealed 
that AEFC contributed to the following accomplishments: 

• An increase in the level of school leadership, planning, and expectations 
for teaching and learning in the arts 

• More funding from SFUSD and schools on arts education 

• More hours of arts education being taught by arts providers and teachers 

• All 76 elementary schools have an arts education plan on file with 
SFUSD 

Ms. Wettrich reported that the Arts Education Symposium which is being organized with 
Golden Gate University is receiving great enthusiasm from other organizations. 
Organizations including the Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco, ArtTable, the 



Marin Arts Council, the Art Council of Silicon Valley, Zeum, and the Oakland Arts 
Council have agreed to contribute to the symposium's planning, funding, and 
organizational efforts. Ms Wettrich noted that an announcement notice is forthcoming and 
Commissioners are encouraged to attend the symposium on Friday, November 13, from 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. followed by a reception at Zeum from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Commissioner Brother Elk stated that he would encourage other Commissioners to attend 
the reception. 

Community Arts and Education Program Director Liz Lerma observed that the training 
needs of artists could be more efficient and effective if they acted as a regional group, 
representing collective interests. Ms. Lerma noted that a regional needs statement will be 
provided as a result of the Arts Education Symposium. Ms. Wettrich reported that Spider 
Kedelsky has been hired to produce case studies and best practice reports, which will be 
sent to the Committee. 



4. Program Director's Report 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to recognize the formal name change of 
the organization operating the South of Market Cultural Center from 
Friends and Support Services of the Arts/SOMAR to SOMARTS. Motion 
seconded by Commissioner Brother Elk and unanimously approved. 

Motion made by Commissioner Kirk to approve the expenditure of up to $6,800 
from the FY 1998-99 Youth Arts Fund to fund the following organizations 
for neighborhood festivals: 

Young Audiences (Arts Providers Alliance) $800.00 
SFUSD (Youth Arts Festival) $6,000.00 

Motion seconded by Commissioner Gotico and unanimously approved. 

Program Director Liz Lerma discussed the vacancies of the Program Aide position at the 
Chinatown Community Arts Program and the CAE Program Assistant position. 
Advertisements will be placed in Opportunity Noes for these positions. Job 
announcements will be forwarded to Commissioners upon request when the Department 
of Human Resources has approved them. The Program Assistant position is in the process 
of being reclassified to reflect the duties of the position. Ms. Lerma asked the Committee 
to forward to her any possible candidates for consideration or forums for posting job 
announcements. 

Commissioner Brother Elk suggested an advisory search committee to the Chinese 
Culture Center's Board for the CCAP position but stipulated that the SFAC retain control 
of who is hired. 

Ms. Lerma stated that whoever is hired for the CCAP position should be able to 
incorporate the potential inclusion, on some level, of the Asian Pacific Islander 
community. Ms. Lerma noted that the CCAP has already demonstrated its support for the 
API community through program collaborations with the Kearny Street Workshop. 



Ms. Lerma announced that a successful orientation session was recently held for the 1998- 
99 Programs in the Community recipients. 

Ms. Lerma attended the Sunset Community Festival, sponsored by SFAC, which she said 
was well received and attended. 

Ms. Lerma reported that the Cultural Centers were making much needed facility 
improvements. Their 1998-99 hotel tax funding is continuing to be steadily appropriated 
to support their operations, facility management and programming. Ms. Lerma noted that 
fine-tuning of the budget process needs to take place for 1999-00 funding. Critical areas of 
maintenance and operations need to be addressed. 



5. New/Old Business 

Commissioner Brother Elk expressed his enthusiasm about SFAC's web site and his 
desire to maximize its potential. He suggested that Commission approved links to 
meritorious organizations be placed on the site. He added that the site should be used as a 
system by the community to channel them back into community arts and to facilitate 
communication between arts organizations and community members. 

Commissioner Kirk adjourned the meeting by 5:25 p.m. 

Minutes submitted for approval by: Minutes reviewed by: 






Liz Lerma Richard Newirth 

Director, Community Arts and Education Program Director of Cultural 

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1 . Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

2. WritersCorps Update 

Motion to grant the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies 
(CAJLAA) up to $7,500 to administer payment to Miriam Abrams for 
national consulting on behalf of the San Francisco Art Commission 
and the National WritersCorps Alliance. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Motion to approve the following five (5) individuals to serve as 
panelists for the Arts Education Organization Grants Program: 

Keith Archuleta, Emerald Consulting 

Gregory Gavin, Will Power Art Studios 

Debora Iyall, Artist 

Eduardo Pineda, MOMA 

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2. WritersCorps Update 

3. Arts Education Update 

Motion to approve Arts Education Organization Grants panel 
recommendations to provide the following eight organizations with 
grants of up to $5,000.00: 

California Poets in the Schools 

Leap.. .Imagination in Learning 

New Conservatory Theatre 

Performing Arts Workshop 

San Francisco Arts Education Project 

Streetside Stories 

Teaching Inter-Media Literacy Tools (TILT) 

Young Audiences of the Bay Area 




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Program Director's Report 

Motion to approve twenty five percent (25%) advance on the 
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Pursuant to City policy, the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, and the 1990 
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the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual committee meetings of the Art Commission are 
held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak Street and Van 
Ness Avenue. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and are accessible by two 
main elevators in the building lobby. 

Accessible Seating available for persons with disabilities including those in wheelchairs. 

Accessible Curbside Parking designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
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related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at 415-554-8925 to discuss meeting 
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public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical 
based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and 
Education Program, 415-252-2596, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will 
be honored if possible. 

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Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 

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at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings 
are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of 
the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains—stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the 
city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 
to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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MAR 5 1999 

SAN FRANCISCO 
p UBLlC LIBRARY 



Community Arts and Education Program Committee 

&, Agenda 



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Programs 

Civic Oasijjn Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Performing Arts 

Public Art 

Cultural Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 

Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

Art Commission Gallery 

401 Van Ness Avenue 

415.554-6080 



Tuesday,J^arch9, 1999 
4:30 P.M. 



SOMARTS 

934 Brannan Street, Art Room 

San Francisco, California 94103 



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1 . Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

2. WritersCorps Update 

Motion to pay Rick Rocamora up to $5,000 to provide photography of 
WritersCorps youth at participating sites to be published in the 1999 
WritersCorps Anthology. 

3. Arts Education Update 

Motion to support the Neighborhood Parks Task Force request for appropriate 
funding from the Board of Supervisors to establish an Arts Recreation Program, 
the purpose of which is to deliver art and cultural workshops for all ages of San 
Franciscans in recreation centers and parks. 

4. Program Director's Report 

Discussion and possible motion regarding the term of the lease for the following 
Cultural Centers: 

Bayview Opera House 

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 

SOMARTS 

Cm AN D Countv Motion to approve reimbursement to Center for African and African American 

op San Francisco , ** 

Art and Culture (CAAAC) for up to $26,940.22 from the remaining balance of 
CAAAC's Fiscal Year 1997-98 Hotel Tax Line Item allocation. 




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Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to apply retroactively for 
Grants for the Arts funding for 1999-2000. 

Motion to approve the following pool of panelists for the Programs in the 
Community grant program: 

Winna Davis, MOCYF 

John Seto, Consultant 

Andrew Wood, World Arts West 

Brenda Berlin, Young Artists of the Bay Area 

Gary Draper, Performing Arts Workshop 

Rachelle Axel, Consultant 

Karen Ransom, Stern Grove 

Tom Ferentz, 6th Street Photography 

Lester Jomes, Zellerbach Board 

Grant Din, Asian Neighborhood Design 

Sonia Manjon, NARAS 

Juana Alicia, Institute for Urban Arts 

Carol Mason, Performing Arts Workshop 

Vanessa Wang, East Bay Community Foundation 

Susan Cervantes, Precita Eyes Muralist 

Matthew Onik, Youth Commission 

Jennifer Ross, Oakland Department of Cultural Affairs 

Arlene Schwartz, MOCHA 

Jordan Simmons, East Bay Center for the Arts 

Nancy Legge, Marin Arts Council 

Emily Keeler, San Francisco Arts Education Project 

Elissa Perry, Zeum 

Gloria Jaramillo, Mexican Museum 

Marie Acosta Ponce, Consultant 

Olivia Armas, Mexican Museum 

Janeen Antoine, American Indian Contemporary Arts 

Pamela Wu, Asian American Theater Company 

Nancy Ng, Asian American Dance Performances 

Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Arts Council 

Daniel Del Solar, Community Media Activists 

Humberto Cintron, Bay Area Multicultural 

Telecommunications Association 

5. New/Old Business 



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ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 
1 990 Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable 
accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art 
Commission will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the 
corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and 
can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness 
Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains: stopping at Van Ness and Market, one-half block 

from the building. 
9, 26, and 42 Buses: serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART: located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and 

Market Streets. 
For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity 
or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, 
attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be 
available upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts 
and Education Program at (415) 252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late 
requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 

business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open 

to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A 
VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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TUESDAY, A.f ML 13, 1999 
4:30'p.M. 

B AYVffiW OPERA HOUSE 
Ruth Williams Memorial Theater 

4705 Third Street 
San Francisco, California 94124 



1 . Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

2. WritersCorps Update 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR ( o 1999 

SAN FRANC/SCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



City »r*r> County of 
San Francisco 



Motion to pay Dorothy Allison $1,000 for her introduction to the 1999 
WritersCorps anthology. 

Motion to pay Margaret Kilgallen $1,000 for artwork created for the cover of 
the 1999 WritersCorps anthology and poster of the cover. 

Motion to pay Lise Swenson up to $7,500 for a short promotional video on the 
WritersCorps project. 

Arts Education Update 

Motion to accept and expend a $1,000 grant from the California State Summer 
School for the Arts Foundation for catering and entertainment expenses at the 
California State Summer School for the Arts Awards Ceremony in May, 1999. 

Motion to recognize that the San Francisco Art Commission congratulates San 
Francisco high school students on their acceptance into the California State 
Summer School for the Arts and salutes them as 1999 California Art Scholars. 

Program Director's Report 

Motion to accept budget revision in SOMARTS Fiscal Year 1998-99 Hotel Tax 
Funding allocation. 

Discussion and possible motion regarding collaborative programming, planning 
and cash flow issues 

New/Old Business 



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accessibility Information 



Pursuant to City policy, the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the 
needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual committee meetings of the Art Commission are held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak Street and Van Ness 
Avenue. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and are accessible by two main 
elevators in the building lobby. 

ACCESSIBLE SEATING available for persons with disabilities including those in wheelchairs. 

ACCESSIBLE CURBSTDE PARKING designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

ACCESSIBLE MUNI LINES 



J, K, L, M, and N Trains To Van Ness Avenue and Market, one-half block 

from 25 Van Ness Avenue. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses To Van Ness Avenue and Market- 

Civic Center BAJRT At the intersection of Grove, Hyde and Market 

Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call 41 5-923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at 415-554-8925 to discuss meeting 
accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based 
products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and /or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program, 415-252-2596, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations arc conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 

For more information on your rkdhts under the Sunshine Ordinance, 
OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK 

Force. 415-554-6075. 






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Civc Design Review 

Community Arts 

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PeftfOKMiNC Arts 

PusliC AM 

Cultural Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 

Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

Art Commission Gallery 

■401 Van Ness avenue 

41S, 354. 6080 



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PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Community Arts and Education Program Committee 



Agenda 



TUESDAY ^filAYll, 19 9<P> 
4:30 P.M. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 
San Francisco, California 94102 



Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 
WritersCorps Update 

Motion to amend contract for Judith Tannenbaum from $10,000 to $16,500 to 
pay for development of WritersCorps Curriculum guide and meeting 
facilitation for WritersCorps teachers through September 1999. 

Motion to approve payment of up to $16,000 to Somerset Printing for the 
printing of WritersCorps anthology and poster. 

Motion to extend the following WritersCorps teachers' contracts through 
September 1, 1999 to teach creative writing classes at community sites and 
schools participating in the 1998-99 WritersCorps programs: 

Cathy Arellano $3300 

$1980 
$3960 
$3960 
$3300 
$3713 



Maiana Minahal 
Kimberely Nelson 
Alison Secvak 
Marvin White 
Lou Syquia 



Arts Education Update 




City and County of 
San Francisco- 



Program Director's Report 

Motion to grant $1,000 from FY 1998-99 Festival Grant's budget to the SF 
Police Department for the Juneteenth Celebration at Boeddekcr Park. 

Discussion and possible motion regarding Programs for People eligibility for PIC 
application and inability to meet insurance requirements- 

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PR.O0R.AMS 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

&. Education 

Performing Arts 

Pimic Art 

Cultural Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 

Street artists LlCCNStS 

SulTl 70 

art Commission GaUF.Ry 

401 Van Nnss Avenue 

41S.SS4.6080 



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Pursuant to City policy, the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to 
the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual committee meetings of the Art Commission are 
held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak Street and Van Ness 
Avenue. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and are accessible by two main 
elevators in the building lobby. 

ACCESSIBLE Seating is available for persons with disabilities including those in wheelchairs. 

Accessible Curbside Parking designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

ACCESSIBLE MUNI LINES 



J, K, L, M, and N Trains 

9, 26, and 42 Buses 
Civic Center BART 



To Van Ness Avenue and Market, one-half 
block from 25 Van Ness Avenue. 

To Van Ness Avenue and Market. 

At the intersection of Grove, Hyde and 
Market Streets. 



for more information on accessible transit, call 415-923-6142- 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or 
related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline, 415-554-8925, to discuss meeting 
accessibility. Tn order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at 
public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical 
based products. Please help the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and /or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program, 415-252-25%, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Chapter 67 of the Sun Francisco Administrative Code 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Corflintssions, boards, councils and 
other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are 
conducted before the people und tbat City operations are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS I INDER THE SUNSHlNF ORDINANCE. 
OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OP TILE ORDINANCE, CONTACT 

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Center for African & African-American Art & Culture 

(CAAAC) 

Tuesday, June S T 1999 *h:3Q pan, 
3*» Floor Executive conference Room 

762 FULTON STREET between Fillmore & McAllister Streets: wheelchair accessible 
San Francisco, California 94102 ♦ 4l5-92cWS546 ♦ fax 928-0466 



PARKING 

Pcbuc Transit 

For More Information 



Available next to CAAAC 
MUNI lines 5 Pulton & 21 Hayes 
M. Garcia. 415-252-2598 



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Pursuant to city policy, the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, 
all city .\ganciee wiU mik« reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with disabilities. Fttll commission 
meetings and individual committee meetings of the Art Commiawm are held Ot 25 Van Ness Avenue, San. Freneiaeo, 
located on the corner of Oak Street sod Van Nees Aveoue. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, sod are 
accessible by two elevators in the building lobby 

ACCX5S!Bt£ Skating u available for persons with disabilities including those in whevlchaira. 
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To Vaa Nes3 Avenue and Market 

At intersection of Grove, Hyde & Market Streets. 



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illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities may call our accessibility hotline.. 41&-554-SS35, to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order lo assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendee* may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the city to accommodate 
these individuals. American Sir* Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at mcetiagS- Please contact Li* Utni, Community Area and Education Program. 4 IS- 252-2596. at Loast 72 hours 
prior to the meeting. Late request* will be honored if possible 

KNOW YOUR BIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public Commissions, boards, council! 
and other Agencies of the city and county «od>t to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberation* 
ore conducted before tlie people and that City operations are open to tha people's review 

FOR MORE INFORM ATTON ON YOHK SIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE, 
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TuesdayC ^gne 8, 1999> 4:30 p.m. 
3 rd Floor Executive conference room 

762 FULTON STREET at Webster; wheelchair accessible 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 ♦ 415-928-8546 ♦ FAX 928-0466 

1 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

2 WritersCorps Update 



Motion to receive $20,000 from Borders Books and Music for sponsorship of the 



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Motion to receive up to $70,000 from the Department of Juvenile Probation for 
WritersCorps support for activities with incarcerated or at-risk hoys. 




City and County of 
San FkanCisco 



3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program Director's Report 

Motion to approve payment from Grants for the Arts for honoraria and 
reimbursement of public transportation, mileage, parking, and toll expenses, 
up to the per diem limits of the city, for Community Arts and Education's 
Programs in the Community (PIC) grant program panelists: 

RachelleAxel 207.50 PlCsni l ft jr- 

Humberto Cintron 196.20 ^^^U/VIEiMTS DFPT 

Daniel del Solar ^>^n 9R ^Cr | „ 

Deedra Jackson 



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community arts 

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Pewohming Arts 

Pubuc AR.T 

Cunv»Ai. Equity Grants 
Suite 60 

Civic Art Collection 

Stmet abtistj Ucinhs 

Suite 70 

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Center for African & African-American Art & Culture 

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gun FLOOR EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE ROOM 

762 FULTON STREET at Webster, wheelchair accessible 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 ♦ 415-928-8546 ♦ FAX 928-0466 

1 Chinatown Community Arts Program Update 

2 WritersCorps Update 

Motion to receive $20,000 from Borders Books and Music for sponsorship of 
the Youth. Poetry Slam League. 

Motion to receive up to $70,000 from the Department of Juvenile Probation 
for WritersCorps support for activities -with incarcerated or at-risk boys. 



3 Arts Education Update 

4 Program Derector's Report 

Motion to approve payment from Grants for the Arts for honoraria and 
reimbursement of public transportation, mileage, parking, and toll expenses, 
up to the per diem limits of the city, for Community Arts and Education's 
Programs in the Community (PIC) grant program panelists: 



Rachelle Axel 


207.50 


Humberto Cintron 


196.20 


Daniel del Solar 


240.28 


Deedra Jackson 


195.00 


Sonia BasSheva Manjoti 


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JUN 4 1999 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Community Arts 

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PtRFORMiK'C Arts 

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Cultural Equity Grants 
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Civic art CoucCtion 

STREiT Artists Ucenses 

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Program Director's Report 
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WritersCorps Update 

Motion to approve honoraria for the following panelists for Writers Corps 
teacher interviews: 

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Truong Tran $400 

Arts Education Update 



4 Program Director's Report 

5 New/Old Business 



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Pursuant to City policy, the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, and the 1990 
Americans with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the 
needs of persons with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual committee meetings of the Art Commission are held 
at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak Street and Van Ness 
programs Avenue. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and are accessible by two main 
Civic Dejicm Rf vitw elevators in the building lobby . 

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order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help 
the city to accommodate these individuals. 

American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available 
upon request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education 
Program, 415-252-2596, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Chapter (57 of the San Francisco Administrative Cock 

Government's duty b to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards councils 
and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peopled business/ This ordinance assure* that ' 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 

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2868 mission Street, San Francisco, California 94110 ♦ 415-821-1155 

Parking on street 

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SFAC Accessibility Information ____ 

Pursuant to city policy, the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, 
all city agencies will make reasonable accommodations to Che needs of persons with disabilities. Full commission 
meetings and individual committee meetings of the Art Commission are held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, 
located on the corner of Oak Street and Van Nets Avenue. All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and are 
accessible by two elevators in the building lobby. 

ACCESSIBLE SEATING is available for persons with disabilities including those in wheelchairs. 
Accessible Curbside Parking on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI Lines 



J, K, L, M, and N Trains 
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Civic Center BART 



To Van Ness Avenue and Market, one-half block from 25 Van NesB 

To Van Ness Avenue and Market. 

At intersection of Grove, Hyde & Market Streets. 



For more information on accessible transit, call 415-928-6142. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities may call our accessibility hotline, 415-554-8925, to discuss 
meeting accessibility. Tn order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the city to accommodate 
these individuals. American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Li* Lerma, Community Arts and Education 'Program, 415-252-2696, at least 72 hours 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 
Government'* duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils 
and other agencies of the city and county exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations 
arc conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 

FOK MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER TIEE SuNSWTNE ORDINANCE, 

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Accessible MUNI Lines 



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To Van Ness Avenue and Market, one-half block from 25 Van Ness 

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For more information on accessible transit, call 415-923-6142 Individuals with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities may call our accessibility hotline, 415-664-8925, to discuss 
meeting accessibility. In order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that oilier attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the city to accommodate 
these individuals. American Sign Language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma, Community Arts and Education Proprram, 415-252-2596, at least 72 hours 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching it3 decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils 
and other agencies of the city and county exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations 
are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER TJTF SUNSHINE ORDINANCE, 
or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 415-554-6075. 



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WBD^SDAY ^SEPTEMBER 1, 199 ^*)4:30 PJVf. 

2868 Mission street© 24 and 25 Streets ♦ 415-821-1155 

1 chinatown community arts program update 

2 Writerscorps Update 

Motion to enter into contract with the following WritersCorps teachers: 

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Ananda Esteva 18,000 

Michelle Matz 18.000 

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Motion to pay the following up to $700: 
Opportunity NOCs 
Alumni Resources 
Art Week 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Motion to award Small Press Distribution (SPD) a grant in the amount of $13,500 for the 
WritersCorps Book Spot project. 

Motion to pay the following WritersCorps guest artists up to $800: 

Allen Sowelle, screenwriter 

Mandjou Kone, dancer/performer/storyteller 

Kim G., dancer/choreographer 

E. W. Wainwright, musician 

Maya Gonzales, visual artist 

3 Arts education update 

Motion to approve payment of up to $10,000 for a grant to the San Francisco Foundation 
Community Initiative Fond to support 1999-00 Arts Education Flinders Collaborative 
activities. 




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Motion to approve Arts Education Organization Crants from Youth Arts Fund to the 

following organizations with grants of up to $5,000: 

California Poets in the Schools 

Leap . . . Imagination in Learning 

New Conservatory Theatre Center 

Performing Arts Workshop 

San Francisco Arts Education Project 

Streetside Stories 

TILT (Teaching Inter-Media Literacy Tools) 

Young Audiences of the Bay Area 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S REPORT 

Motion to award an additional $5000 for the 3 Street Faire from Grants for the Arts to 
the SF League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG). 



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TO: Honorable Community Arts & Education Program Committee 

FROM: Liz Lerma & Ann Wettrich 

RE: Arts Education Organization Grants Program 

DATE: August 25, 1999 

We have just completed the first year of the Arts Education Organization Grants program and received 
grant recipients final reports. Based on this information and on other data gathered from the field, we would 
like to propose that this program be continued as a pilot for two more years for the following reasons: 

1) AEOG grant recipients are providing a wide range of arts education services to children, youth and 
families in San Francisco and are the primary source of these opportunities. 

2) Further arts cutbacks in the SFUSD public schools are being made this year — affecting the funding 
available for arts education organizations to work in the schools. Despite the cutbacks, demand for arts 
education in the public schools is high. CAE staff and others involved in local arts education are meeting in 
several different forums to discuss long-term funding strategies. Our grants will provide support during this 
interim period of cutbacks and planning. At the end of pilot program period June 2001, we hope that the arts 
education funding crisis will be ameliorated and SFAC will then be able to re-evaluate arts education needs. 

3) The AEOG program is the only dedicated funding source within the city for grants to arts education 
organization support. 

4) The escalating cost of living in San Francisco places an increased need for funding on arts education 
organizations based in the city. 

Our recommendation is reflected in the following motion for the September 1, 1999 agenda. 

Motion to approve Arts Education Organization Grants from Youth Arts Fund to the 
following organizations with grants of up to $5,000: 

California Poets in the Schools 

Leap . . . Imagination in Learning 

New Conservatory Theatre Center 

Performing Arts Workshop 

San Francisco Arts Education Project 

Streetside Stories 

TILT (Teaching Inter-Media Literacy Tools) 

Young Audiences of the Bay Area 

This motion will expedite the grantmaking process, providing immediate support to arts education 
organizations as they grapple with the devastating SFUSD Elementary Arts Program cutbacks. The motion 
also allows the SFAC arts education staff to focus on raising more funds (utilizing our handsome new AEOG 
program brochure) for the next granting cycle in fiscal year 2000-2001. If funds are significantly increased, 
we can reinstate the panel selection process and re-examine granting and applicant criteria. At that time 
SFAC may want to consider widening guidelines to expand the applicant pool or increasing grant amounts to 
deepen support. 

The open application process for 2000-2001 AEOG grants would begin in April 2000, with grants to be 
distributed in October 2000. At the end of the 3-year pilot program period in June 2001, the SFAC will have 
a clearer picture of the needs and resources of the field based on information and idata collected through the 
program. We can then make an informed decision regarding whether or not to institutionalize the AEOG 
granting program. 

Thank you for your continued support for arts education. Please feel free to call if you have any questions or 
wish to discuss this before the September 1 CAE committee meeting. 



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TUESDAY,cQCT6BEBJX 1999> 4:30 P.M. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 
San Francisco. California 94102 

1 CHINATOWN COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM UPDATE 

2 WRITERSCORPS UPDATE 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Monkey King Media for design and maintenance fees for 
the WritersCorps webpage of the SFAC website not to exceed $9000. 

Motion to pay Stuart A. Rosenthal up to $500 for audio recording of 
WritersCorps event. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
contract with Valerie Chow Bush, WritersCorps Publications 
Coordinator, for an amount up to $35,000. 

3 ARTS EDUCATION UPDATE 

4 PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S REPORT 

Motion to grant up to $3550 from 1999-00 Youth Art Fund for SOMA 
Youth Festival/Casa de Espantos. 

Motion to pay Bob Hsiang up to $225 per day plus itemized costs for 
prints from Youth Art Fund carryforward funds for photography of PIC 
& festival grantee events. 

Motion to pay Kevin Clarke up to $500 from Grants for the Arts 
carryforward funds for CAE brochure redesign and film separations. 

5 NEW/OLD BUSINESS 

Next CAE Committee Meeting is 4:30 P.M. November 9, 1999 at CCAP. 

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Commissioners Present Nery Gotico, Janice Mirikitani, Denise Roth 

Commissioners Absent Andrew Brother Elk, Steve Ishii 

Staff Present Carol Marie Daniels, Liz Lerma, Rich Newirth, 

Michelle Garcia, Janice Horn, Ann Wettrich 
Also Present Shelley Bradford-Bell (BVOH director) 

Commissioner Roth called the meeting to order at 4:50 P.M. 

1 ARTS EDUCATION UPDATE 

Ann Wettrich invited commissioners to the Arts Education Funders 
Collaborative (AEFC) reception 10/26/99 at Zeum 3:45-6:00 P.M. Ms. Wettrich 
gave an update of the funding status for arts education with SFLTSD. The 
$657,000 Elementary Arts Program cut this summer by the Board of Education 
due to lack of funds is likely to be reinstated as a result of public outcry. Mayor 
Brown has recommended providing the necessary amount city funds to the 
district to salvage the program this year. The Board of Supervisors must approve 
his recommendation. The board's Labor and Finance Committee approved the 
allocation, and it now goes to the full board for likely approval. 

The Elementary Arts Program provides up to $20 per student in art funds for 
each school. Schools may use 60% of the funds for artists-in-residence, 30% for 
supplies and materials and 10% for field trips. As a result of this arrangement, a 
new alliance has formed between the Mayor's Office, SFUSD, and the AEFC. The 
hope is to develop long-term funding strategies to stabilize arts education within 
the SFUSD. Supervisor Mabel Teng called a special meeting, to be held 6:00 P.M. 
10/27/99 at Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street, asking for public feedback 
about long-term support for arts education programs in the schools. 

Rich Newirth provided an update on state funding for the arts. Governor Davis 
vetoed a bill that would have allocated $1 per capita for the arts in California 
(the state is 43 1 out of 50). Mr. Newirth noted that new commissioners, 
especially women of color, were needed in the areas of sculpture, theatre, and 
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2 CHINATOWN COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM UPDATE 

Janice Horn reported that 290 people attended the opening of Moonlight & 
Magic, a children's art show that runs through 10/30/99. On 11/7/99 CCAP will 
host a chamber music concert with the SF Symphony featuring the Leon sisters. 
CCAP is also hosting the Chinese Folk Dance Association's concert, Melody of 
Youth, 11/14/99. Both concerts are at the Chinese Culture Center. On 11/13/99 
the final visual art exhibit of the year will begin with Book of Perceptions, 
photographs by Chung Iloang Choung and poetry by Truong Tran produced 
during their 1999 trip to Viet Nam. 

3 WRITERSCORPS UPDATE 

Liz Lerma distributed new and returning teacher biographies and reported that 
WritersCorps staff were unable to attend the committee meeting as they were 
training new teachers on the first day of this year's program. 

4 PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S REPORT 

Liz Lerma and Carol Marie Daniels distributed audit reports from the 
controller's office to be reviewed at a special CAE Committee meeting tentatively 
scheduled for either 1 1/18/99 or 12/7/99 at 4:30 P.M. Ms. Lerma highlighted the 
essential sections of the report, the Results in Brief and the Recommendations. 
Michelle Garcia will call absent commissioners to confirm the date. 

Commissioner Mir ikitani arrived at 5:15. A quorum was present. 

Commissioner Gotico made the following motion: Motion to authorize the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Monkey King 
Media for design and maintenance fees for the WritersCorps web page 
of the SFAC website not to exceed $9000. The motion was adopted 
unanimously. Commissioner Roth suggested that CAE contract with the same 
vendor to insure consistency in website quality. Shelley Bradford-Bell invited 
commissioners to visit the BVOH website, www. bayvie wo perahouse.org . 

Commissioner Gotico made the following motion: Motion to pay Stuart A. 
Rosenthal up to $500 for audio recording of WritersCorps events. Ms. 

Lerma noted that WritersCorps has consistently recorded their events with the 
goal of developing a CD. The motion was adopted unanimously. 

Commissioner Gotico made the following motion: Motion to authorize the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with Valerie Chow 
Bush, WritersCorps Publications Coordinator, for an amount up to 
$35,000. The motion was adopted unanimously. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: Motion to grant up to 
$3550 from 1999-00 Youth Art Fund for SOMA Youth Festival/Casa de 

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Espantos. The motion was adopted unanimously. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: Motion to pay Bob 
Hsiang up to $225 per session plus itemized costs for prints from Youth 
Art Fund carryforward funds for photography of PIC & festival grantee 
events not to exceed $7,200. The motion was adopted unanimously. 

Commissioner Mirikitani made the following motion: Motion to pay Kevin 
Clarke up to $500 from Grants for the Arts carryforward funds for CAE 
brochure redesign and film separations. The motion was adopted 
unanimously. 

5 NEW/OLD BUSINESS 

Shelley Bradford-Bell distributed invitations for Bay view Opera House's Board 
Member and Advisory Board Recognition Reception to be held at Maxfield's in 
the Sheraton Palace Hotel, 10/26/99 from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. Ms. Bell also passed 
around flyers for a performance by Mid-Illinois Ballet and Tarasina Masi at 
BVOH/Ruth Williams Memorial Theater 2:00 P.M. 10/24/99. 

Next CAE Committee meeting 4:30 P.M. November 9, 1999 at CCAP. 

Commissioner Roth adjourned the meeting at 5:35 P.M. 

Minutes submitted for approval by Minutes reviewed by 



Liz Lerma Rich Newirth 

Community Arts & Education Director of Cultural Affairs 



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Motion to modify contract for events production expenses with 
WritersCorps Events Coordinator George Aguilar from $17,000 to 
$27,000 from DOCYF, Juvenile Probation, and general WritersCorps 
funds. 

3 ARTS EDUCATION UPDATE 



4 PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S REPORT 

5 NEW/OLD BUSINESS 

■ Special CAE Committee meeting 4:30 P.M. December 7, 1999, 25 Van Ness. 

■ Regular CAE Committee meeting 4:30 P.M. December 14, 1999 at Chinatown 
Community Arts Program (CCAP), 750 Kearney Street, 3 rd floor. 



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1 REVIEW CONTROLLER'S CULTURAL CENTER AUDITS 

■ South of Market Cultural Center/SOMArts 

■ Bayview Opera House 

■ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 

■ Center for African & African American Art & Culture 

2 NEW/OLD BUSINESS 

■ Next CAE Committee meeting 4:30 P.M. December 14, 1999, at Chinatown 
Community Arts Program Gallery, 750 Kearney Street, 3 rd floor. 



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Chinatown Community Arts Program (CCAP) 

750 Kearney Street, 3 rd floor of Holiday Inn 

415-957-1146 



1 CHINATOWN COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM UPDATE 

2 WRITERS CORPS UPDATE 

Motion to pay Victor Cartenga up to $1000 for services as guest artist for 
Writers Corps training program from DOCYF funds. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with 
Cynthia Bowman for an amount up to $7000 from Juvenile Probation funds. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a contract with 
Bill Prochnow for anthology design and cover art for an amount up to $6000 from 
DOCYF funds. 

3 ARTS EDUCATION UPDATE 

Motion to approve a grant of up to $7000 from Youth Arts Fund carryforward 
funds to the Every Child Can Learn Foundation in support of the San Francisco 
Second District PTA's Parent Education in the Arts Project contingent upon 
submission of completed application. 

4 PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S REPORT 

5 NEW/OLD BUSINESS 

■ Next meeting 4:30 P.M. January 11, 1999, Suite 70, 25 Van Ness Avenue. 



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